Minimum pricing and potency caps should be part of New Zealand cannabis rules

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Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick, who supports legalizing recreational cannabis, notes in a recent tweet: “Cannabis can cause harm. They call for adopting a formal minimum price for weed and a lower potential cap for cannabis products. You create law that is effective to reduce harm. 80 per cent of NZers have used cannabis. Just two months from the referendum on legalizing adult-use cannabis, New Zealanders will be asked to vote yea or nay to the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill (CLCB). The bill spells out use, purchase and cultivation rules for those aged 20 and older; medicinal cannabis, hemp, impaired driving or occupational health and safety issues are not addressed.

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New Zealand needs to tweak its draft cannabis rules to ensure a “yes” vote for legalizing recreational weed also equates to a nod for public health and safety, suggest two drug policy experts.

Just two months from the referendum on legalizing adult-use cannabis, New Zealanders will be asked to vote yea or nay to the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill (CLCB). The bill spells out use, purchase and cultivation rules for those aged 20 and older; medicinal cannabis, hemp, impaired driving or occupational...

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