Andrew Little changes mind about marijuana legalisation after supporter offers him a joint

CLICK TO ENLARGE: Andrew Little published this poster to his Facebook page earlier today.

CLICK TO ENLARGE: Andrew Little published this poster to his Facebook page earlier today.

Labour Leader Andrew Little, who recently expressed his distaste with the idea of relaxing laws on marijuana for recreational use, says he’s changed his mind, after one of his supporters offered him a joint earlier this morning.

Little accepted the joint, which he reportedly ate, due to a misunderstanding.

Following roughly two hours of lying on the floor playing with his office phone cable, Little called a press conference to announce his change of heart, which he insisted was to take place “on the ceiling.”

“Woah,” announced Little to a small gathering of press, before staring at them intently for the next 10 minutes without saying anything. “There’s just a lot going on right now.”

After stops and starts, he explained that the phone cable in his office was “just incredible,” and said he was now reversing his stance on marijuana legalisation, having been given a “new perspective.”

Little said it was important that Prime Minister John Key also reconsider his position on the issue, understand the “immense healing benefits” of the drug, as well “just how big the universe is, and to think we got to Pluto is just, wow.”

He said he would also be reviewing his earlier stance on the farming of space whales.

Little did not take questions from reporters, as he felt he could not answer questions posed by himself, and “seeing as we’re all humans, kind of, part of the one same being,” that seemed inherently self-indulgent.

John Key has responded to Little’s call for legalisation this afternoon, telling Newstalk ZB he remains unmoved on the issue, and that legal recreational use would ultimately lead to a less productive society.

“Yeah, you know, ultimately, the way it works now, police will exercise discretion,” he explained. “So if you have a puff or two, you’re likely not going to be prosecuted. But if, as a Parliament, we start sending the message that ‘hey, this is an okay thing to do,’ you risk more people doing it, and when more people do it, we know they become lazier, they become less productive, there’s a lot of potentially bad things.”

“Have you, or your Government, actually been doing it, like Andrew Little, in order to gain a perspective, though?” he was asked.

“Uh, yes, actually,” replied Key. “That’s why we haven’t done anything for eight years.”