New Zealand is on track to vote on cannabis legalization in 2020.
The New Zealand government on Tuesday released a draft Cannabis Legalization and Manage Bill (Bill) for public debate.
The Bill proposes a regulatory model that covers the production, provide, and adult-use of marijuana in New Zealand.
The government has published the draft of the Bill to make certain that New Zealanders are informed and educated on the situation just before they cast their vote on a referendum in 2020.
Justice Minister Andrew Small says that it is significant for voters to go into the 2020 Basic Election informed on the referendum.
“By creating the referendum inquiries and the initial draft Cannabis Legalisation and Manage Bill accessible early the intention is to encourage public awareness and discussion,” says Justice Minister Small. “It is significant that the public really feel they can meaningfully participate in the referendum method.”
Small says that he aims to have the final draft of the Bill accessible by early 2020 so there is time to argue for transform.
Even though recreational marijuana is at present illegal, medicinal cannabis goods are accessible in New Zealand with a prescription, and the present scheme governing the production and sale of hemp has been in spot in the nation due to the fact 2006.
Beneath the guidelines of the Bill, adults more than the age of 20 would be permitted to buy, possess, and consume recreational cannabis goods without having a prescription.
The Bill would ban all advertising and marketing and marketing of cannabis goods, limit consumption to private properties and licensed premises, set restrictions on potency, limit sales to especially-licensed brick-and-mortar shops, and establish a licensing method for all stages of production from seed to sale.