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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Three in four people support legalisation in New Zealand as Prime Minister promises referendum

Some 76% of people in New Zealand support some form of cannabis legalisation in New Zealand, according to a new poll. The online survey by Massey University asked 6300 people their opinions on cannabis use and – unusually, rather than just asking a for a yes/no answer on prohibition – what kind of regulatory regime […]

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Steve Rolles Vs Kevin Sabet Debate Cannabis, Health & Legalisation Impact

At an event hosted by the International Drugs Policy Consortium and the New Zealand Drug Foundation titled: “Through the Maze – Cannabis & Health,” Steve Rolles of Transform Drugs Policy Foundation went head to head with Keven Sabet founder of Project SAM on cannabis policy. Cannabis law reform is well under way on the world […]

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