Organiser: NZ Drug Foundation
#2 in our Live Chat series: On 1 May 2020 the Government released the final draft of the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. This is the draft legislation New Zealanders will be voting on at the referendum on 19 September. On 6 May we ran a Live Chat session setting out key new features of the bill, and answering as many questions as we could. View on YouTube
It's a world-leading piece of public health legislation, which will put regulations in place to minimise the social and health harms of cannabis. The Drug Foundation is encouraging New Zealander to consider voting YES.
The purpose of the session was to provide an opportunity for everyone interested in drug policy a chance to understands just what they’ll be voting on.
In the recording, this is the rough timing:
Wednesday 6 May: An overview of the Cannabis Control Bill
Thursday 28 May: What it means for medicinal cannabis users
Wednesday 10 June: Māori perspectives on the Cannabis Control Bill - full details coming soon
Wednesday 24 June: Upping our game to protect young people - full details coming soon
Wednesday 8 July: The overwhelming case for change - full details coming soon
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