New Zealand will hold the world’s first national referendum on legalising recreational use of cannabis in September. It must learn from mistakes in implementing earlier drug law reforms.
The draft New Zealand cannabis law proposes a ban on advertising, but includes no reference to marketing via social media, where most alcohol marketing now takes place.
Society persists in criminalising the use of cannabis but it is morally indefensible.
Cannabis, medical marijuana and CBD oil explained.
Cannabis use is linked to psychosis, but only a small number of users will experience it.
There are health risks associated with cannabis use, but there's no evidence use will increase if it's legalised.