Cannabis referendum: Drug Foundation calls for lower THC limit under proposed cannabis regime

By May 4, 2020 Recent News

NewsHub 3 May 2020 
The NZ Drug Foundation has flagged some concern about the suggested THC limit for recreational cannabis under the proposed legal framework.

The Government has released the final legislation on which New Zealanders will vote in this year’s planned referendum.

Under the proposed regime, authorities could restrict dried cannabis to contain no more than 15 percent THC – the main psychoactive ingredient.

The foundation’s director Ross Bell said that seems too much.

“The work that I’ve seen done by ESR shows that generally New Zealand cannabis on the black market is about 6 to 8 percent, which I think is a more reasonable number.”

Bell said the Government may want to consider dropping that potency limit.

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