New Zealand sets cannabis legalisation referendum for 2020 General Election

New Zealand’s Government has set the date for its promised referendum on legalising cannabis for the 2020 General Election. The referendum was among the promises made by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party in a 2017 agreement that led to a coalition government with the Green and NZ First parties. The coalition ended the nine-year […]

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New Zealand makes cannabis legal for terminally ill with further decriminalisation to follow in a year

New Zealand’s Government has passed a law – by 63 votes to 53 – that will “make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time”. The legislation will allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution. However, patients suffering with chronic pain will have to […]

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