Posts Tagged ‘legalising cannabis’

Find me somebody who has smoked 42 joints a day Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little, responsible for the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, said discussion of people consuming 14 grams in a day was “fantastical”. “I know people are saying, ‘Look, 14 grams means 21, or 42, or even more kind of joints a day’. “It’s a bit like saying, ‘somebody who goes off to buy Read more

Parliament groans under the weight of difficult social lawmaking Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

This government has had more knotty and divisive social issues to deal with than many others. Within months of its first sitting, it was voting on not one, but two medicinal cannabis bills and things only became more complicated from there. Euthanasia, abortion, and drug reform followed. Continue reading Related Posts:Medicinal cannabis products available without Read more

504% increase in Marijuana-related Colorado hospitalisations Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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The 5-year experiment that is Colorado’s pioneering legalization of recreational marijuana now has enough data for more than conjecture to debate its success. The state’s first dispensaries began legal recreational sales on January 1, 2014. In 2014, combined recreational and medical sales totaled $683.5 million, and are expected to top $1.5 billion in 2018. Over Read more

Free access to cannabis could impact vulnerable Kiwis Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Legalising cannabis won’t necessarily make more people use the drug but it will mean that those who already do, will do so more often – at the cost of their health. About 75 per cent of New Zealanders have used cannabis at least once by the age of 25, according to The Christchurch Health and Read more