Items tagged with cannabis and new zealand

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Former PM, police investigator, among Kiwis backing cannabis legalisation campaign [01.06.2020] The New Zealand Drug Foundation's "Our Own Terms" campaign features Tim McKinnel, alongside former Prime Minister Helen Clark, psychiatrist Hinemoa E ...
National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes' [26.05.2020] National leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. Na ...
Cannabis crop could contribute $490m a year to government coffers [26.05.2020] The Government's coffers could be winners if cannabis is legalised. Work by the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) shows a legal cannabis indu ...
Government reveals cannabis referendum legalisation details [01.05.2020] Proposed cannabis legalisation will ban items designed to appeal to young people, set a four-year prison term for selling to under 20-year-olds and a ...
New Zealanders back legal weed once they know the facts - poll [21.02.2020] Kiwis will vote to legalise cannabis if they actually know what they're voting on, pro-legalisation campaigners have claimed. A referendum later this ...
Legalising cannabis: Supporters, opponents take swipes at each other as polls show knife-edge decision [21.02.2020] Recent polls on legalising recreational cannabis in New Zealand show support falling for the 'yes' vote, but also a significant number of undecideds ...
Teen use of cannabis has dropped in New Zealand, but legalisation could make access easier [20.02.2020] As New Zealand prepares for a referendum on legalising recreational cannabis, surveys show opposite trends for cannabis use by adults and adolescents ...
Canberra's cannabis laws do not address supply problem, meaning buying the drug will remain illegal [11.01.2020] Cannabis will be legal in the ACT come the end of the month, but those hoping to light up might have to break the law to do so. The controversial new ...
The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: pretty good so far [04.12.2019] As you’re probably aware, the draft bill outlining the proposed legal cannabis regime to be put to a referendum late next year was published, and has ...
Drug Foundation praises the proposed cannabis law – but National says it's not up to scratch [03.12.2019] The Government outlined details of what they'll be voting for in next year's cannabis referendum. The New Zealand Drug Foundation is welcoming the pr ...
How Canada's cannabis legalization is shaping laws elsewhere [17.10.2019] Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small Sou ...
Govt commits to helping cannabis debate focus on facts and evidence [13.09.2019] MPs and the Drug Foundation addressed a symposium on drug law reform at Parliament today. Justice Minister Andrew Little told the crowd, despite a lo ...
Cannabis prohibition doesn't work anywhere. It's New Zealand's turn to legalise it [04.09.2019] In New Zealand, cannabis is classified as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Its possession, use and supply are subject variously to ...
Legalising cannabis: A grower’s perspective [07.05.2019] As the New Zealand government announces its plans for a cannabis referendum, a self-described “cannabis master” who grows and sells marijuana, provid ...
Government releases cannabis referendum details [07.05.2019] People will vote on a proposal for a legal cannabis market in 2020 with tightly controlled rules including special bars for consumption, special outl ...
Legalisation: the chance to right wrongs [01.03.2019] If New Zealand votes to legalise cannabis in 2020’s binding referendum, we will have a unique opportunity on our hands. Creating a licit market from ...
Tightly regulated framework likely for 2020 vote on cannabis [26.01.2019] The 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis looks likely to propose a tightly regulated framework, including strict rules on supply and possession, an a ...
New Zealand to hold referendum on legalising recreational cannabis [18.12.2018] New Zealand will hold a referendum on whether to legalise cannabis for recreational use at the general election in 2020, a week after legalising cann ...
Strong support for legalisation of cannabis, but question over how to do it remains [23.10.2018] There is strong support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand, although people are split about how exactly it should done. Massey University researc ...
Health Minister David Clark in favour of liberalising drug laws [31.07.2018] Health Minister David Clark is personally in favour of more liberal drug laws because prohibition has not worked in the past. But Clark would not com ...
Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate [27.07.2018] The number of fatal overdoses from synthetic cannabis use has soared in New Zealand, going from two deaths in five years to 45 in 12 months. The emer ...
New poll shows big jump in support for cannabis reform, especially for medicinal use [24.07.2018] Public support for cannabis law reform has soared in the past year especially for medicinal use of cannabis, a poll commissioned by the New Zealand D ...
High hopes: Who will benefit from NZ's legal cannabis industry? [05.07.2018] In New Zealand, it’s Māori communities who have been hit by racial bias in drug policing. Even when accounting for rates of use, at every stage of th ...
Stop blaming banned drugs for the devastation caused by prohibition [07.06.2018] New Zealand was poised for drug reform in 2007 when the Law Commission was tasked to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. In 2011 after a four-year i ...
Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis [20.10.2017] The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said she wants a national discussion on legalizing cannabis. Jacinda Ardern said that she will wo ...
Wide support for decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use, poll suggests [15.08.2016] A new poll by the New Zealand Drug Foundation shows almost 65 per cent of New Zealanders want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made ...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
Government could make $150 million annually from taxing cannabis [20.07.2016] Decriminalising cannabis would generate money for the Government and ease pressure on New Zealand's courts according to an informal Treasury report. ...
New Zealand's 'cannabis crisis': smokers confirm chronic shortage [17.03.2016] New Zealand suffers from a chronic shortage of marijuana. The “catastrophic” situation was first reported on by Don Rowe, a staff writer at The Spino ...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi ...

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