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Foundation dismisses claims of NZ-wide cannabis clubs

The New Zealand Drug Foundation is dismissing claims cannabis clubs will be set up around the country.

Auckland based club, Daktory, is planning to meet with other like minded Kiwis to set up affiliated clubs in other parts of New Zealand where users smoke and buy the Class C drug.

Ken Morgan, also known as Dakta Green, is fronting the move.

But Drug Foundation Executive Director Ross Bell says Mr Morgan is simply seeking attention.

"He's got his own little campaign happening and he's made some claims [but] I personally don't think there's going to be a great rush around the country of people setting up cannabis clubs".

While he does not support legalising cannabis, Mr Bell says the issue should be opened up for discussion.

He says our drug problem is not going to be fixed through the criminal justice system as it is a health issue - and drug education and treatment are under funded.

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