The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: pretty good so far

Home cultivation will be limited to two plants per person and four plants per household
Public Address (New Zealand)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

nz cannabis flag2As you’re probably aware, the draft bill outlining the proposed legal cannabis regime to be put to a referendum late next year was published, and has already attracted a flurry of comment. It’s notable that a good deal of the comment is about proposals that aren’t actually new. A minimum age of purchase of 20, regulation of potency, restriction of use to private homes and licensed premises, inclusion of harm-reduction messaging, permission for physical but not online retail, recognition of “social sharing”, permission for home cultivation, no importation of cannabis products, regulated sale of edibles and concentrates, and a ban on advertising and most marketing – these were all clearly laid out in the Cabinet paper in May.