New Zealand Considering Legalization

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The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said she wants a national discussion on legalizing cannabis.

Jacinda Ardern told reporters Friday that she will work with her Cabinet and take advice before deciding on any referendum date.

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“During the campaign I’ve always been very vocal about the fact that I do not believe people should be imprisoned for the personal use of cannabis. On the flip-side, I also have concerns around young people accessing a product which can clearly do harm and damage to them,” she said.

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Source: Cannabis Business Times

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