Dakta Green

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Dakta Green, formerly Ken Morgan (born 1950, in Wellington)[1] is a New Zealand cannabis law reform activist and political candidate.[2] He changed his name by deed poll in 2008. He is the Activism co-ordinator for NORML New Zealand, the driver of Mary Jane the Cannabus, and founder of The Daktory.[3] He was a candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party in the Mount Albert by-election, 2009.

He was jailed for one year in Shasta County, California in 1999, and for two years and eight months in New Zealand prisons from November 2002.[1] On 29 June 2011 he was sentenced in the Auckland District Court to 8 months in prison, for various cannabis related charges.

On 26 September 2011, the Solicitor General appealed the sentence of 8 months in prison[4] and the Court of Appeal almost tripled the sentence to 23 months in prison.[5]

Dakta Green is the focus of a 2011 TV3 documentary "Inside New Zealand: High Time?" directed by Arik Reiss and also features in the 2015 New Zealand documentary Druglawed.

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  1. ^ a b Parker, Luke (4 December 2009). "Dakta in the house". Western Leader. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Daktory founder to fight drug charges". New Zealand Herald. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Foundation dismisses claims of NZ-wide cannabis clubs". New Zealand Herald. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Crown seeks longer sentence for Dakta Green". Stuff. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Court almost triples drug sentence". TVNZ. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.

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