21 Mar 2016

New Zealand's Great Pot Shortage

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:43 pm on 21 March 2016

"For once, there's a bigger problem in New Zealand than its flag being confused with Australia's: a chronic shortage of marijuana" ~ The Guardian

marijuana bud

Photo: AFP

Don Rowe 's article for online magazine The Spinoff about a marijuana shortage due to police crackdowns has sparked international headlines.

The story was quickly picked up by The Guardian, under the headline 'New Zealanders Are Freaking Out About a Pot Shortage'. CNBC and TIME also ran the story, and people took to social news network Reddit to complain.

Jesse Mulligan asks Don Rowe about the situation on the ground:

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