New Zealand is on track to vote on cannabis legalization in 2020.
The New Zealand government on Tuesday released a draft Cannabis Legalization and Handle 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 guarantee that New Zealanders are informed and educated on the challenge prior to they cast their vote on a referendum in 2020.
Justice Minister Andrew Tiny says that it is essential for voters to go into the 2020 Basic Election informed on the referendum.
“By producing the referendum concerns and the initial draft Cannabis Legalisation and Handle Bill out there early the intention is to encourage public awareness and discussion,” says Justice Minister Tiny. “It is essential that the public really feel they can meaningfully participate in the referendum method.”
Tiny says that he aims to have the final draft of the Bill out there by early 2020 so there is time to argue for adjust.
Even though recreational marijuana is at present illegal, medicinal cannabis items are out there in New Zealand with a prescription, and the existing scheme governing the production and sale of hemp has been in location in the nation considering the fact that 2006.
Below the guidelines of the Bill, adults more than the age of 20 would be permitted to acquire, possess, and consume recreational cannabis items with no a prescription.
The Bill would ban all promoting and marketing of cannabis items, limit consumption to private properties and licensed premises, set restrictions on potency, limit sales to particularly-licensed brick-and-mortar shops, and establish a licensing technique for all stages of production from seed to sale.