Despite almost 55 years of prohibition, cannabis is still New Zealand’s most widely used illicit drug. We held a webinar co-hosted on 8 July with the NZ Drug Foundation covering the health, social, and criminal justice impacts of legalisation. We also released new poll results, and looked at the impact of cannabis in New Zealand and overseas.

Our panellists were:

  • Rt Hon Helen Clark, Patron of the Helen Clark Foundation, and Commissioner at the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
  • Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst, Transform Drug Policy Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Dr Hinemoa Elder, Youth forensic psychiatrist and member of the Māori Advisory Committee of the Centre for Brain Research


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