30 May 2017

How to set up a regulated Cannabis Industry

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:22 pm on 30 May 2017

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne wants the laws around Class C drugs, such as marijuana, to be softened. He's proposed a move from the drugs being covered by the Crimes Act to the Psychoactive Substances Act, which could lead to a legal market. But Prime Minister Bill English has squashed the idea, saying he's against open trade.

Professor Chris Wilkins, Drugs Team Leader Massey University, has just released a model for the regulation of legal recreational cannabis.

He's just presented his ideas in Denmark at the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference.

Professor Chris Wilkins has released a model for the regulation of legal recreational cannabis.

Professor Chris Wilkins has released a model for the regulation of legal recreational cannabis. Photo: Creative Commons

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