Some of New Zealand’s most experienced public health experts have thrown their support behind legalizing marijuana, a week out from the country’s general election. In an editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal, specialists from the fields of addiction treatment, public health, have urged New Zealanders to tick yes in the referendum, days after a poll showed how close the vote could be The referendum is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to legalize cannabis, and promote health equality, the editorial said. Prof Michael Baker from the University of Otago, one of the key architects of the country’s successful Covid-19 response, says New Zealand has become world leader in utilizing “innovative and evidence-informed approaches” to complex public health problems. He said “It’s time to take the same fresh approach to cannabis law and put public health first.

Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 10/09/2020 05:33:12

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