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New Zealand Parliament Approves Medical Marijuana Legislation

New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday passed legislation to legalize medical marijuana through its third and final vote. The legislation will now go through Royal Assent (a formality for a measure to become law), and will take effect the following day. Rules to regulate licensing and quality standards will be established in the next 12 months, reports …

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Poll: 64% of those in New Zealand Support Legalizing or Decriminalizing Cannabis

According to a new poll commissioned by the New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF), a strong majority of those in New Zealand support either legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis. According to the poll, 33% of New Zealanders believe cannabis should be legal, with 31% believing it should be decriminalized. Just 34% – or roughly 1 in 3 – …

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Majority of Those in New Zealand Favor Cannabis Law Reform

A new Herald–DigiPoll survey has found that a majority of those in New Zealand favor either the decriminalization of cannabis, or its outright legalization. According to the poll, just 45% of New Zealand residents favor keeping cannabis illegal. Approximately 32% favor decriminalizing cannabis, and an additional 20% favor its full legalization. In total, 52% of …

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The Top 10 Cannabis Consuming Countries

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released its annual World Drug Report, which provides a detailed analysis of drug trafficking and usage rates throughout the world. Using data from this report, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 countries that use cannabis the most, based on the percentage of the country’s …

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Cannabis Museum to Open Soon in New Zealand

A cannabis museum, displaying the history of cannabis and cannabis activism in New Zealand, will officially open on October 6th in Dunedin, kicking off Cannabis Awareness Week. The museum is a collaboration between the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, and Otaga NORML. The museum will consist of numerous displays designed to educate visitors on various aspects …

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