Drug Foundation praises the proposed cannabis law – but National says it's not up to scratch

Individuals will be allowed to carry only 14g of dried cannabis
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Government outlined details of what they'll be voting for in next year's cannabis referendum. The New Zealand Drug Foundation is welcoming the proposed new law which would regulate the use of cannabis, if it's made legal after next year's referendum. But National said although the draft bill was well-intentioned it's not doing the job it needs to do. At the 2020 election, New Zealanders will be asked: "Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill?" The legislation specifies a minimum age of 20 to use or purchase a recreational cannabis product. It prohibits the consumption of cannabis in public spaces, limiting use to private homes and licensed premises. (See also: Cannabis referendum: Proposed possession, purchase limits and supply details unveiled)