The Prime Minister has asked the Chief Science Advisor to provide an accessible summary of the evidence to inform the cannabis referendum, using an ‘expert’ panel. The ‘expert’ panel has been charged with pulling together as much information as we can about the impacts of cannabis, and to present it in a way that is easy to understand for voters.
Here’s the problem.
Of the 10 members of the ‘expert’ panel, SEVEN have declared that they support legalisation of cannabis – and not even one of the panel has expressed opposition.
If you think we’ll get a balanced report, we have a bridge to sell you.
- Associate Professor Joseph Boden, University of Otago
- Dr Hinemoa Elder, University of Auckland
- Professor Benedikt Fischer, University of Auckland
- Professor Tracey McIntosh, University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Khylee Quince, University of Auckland
Board member Drug Foundation (!)
- Professor Doug Sellman, University of Otago
- Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, Massey University
- Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, University of Auckland
Researcher / Criminologist – including Pasifika and youth justice issue