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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    Health experts say voting yes to legalising cannabis won't eliminate the harm it does - but the alternative doesn't work

    Health experts say voting yes to legalising cannabis won't eliminate the harm it does - but the alternative doesn't work


    The authors of a Medical Journal report out today claim cannabis laws are a failure, and this month's referendum can change this situation.

    Otago University Public Health Professor Michael Baker says voting in favour will give a net gain for public heath.

    He says it will send a strong message that the existing law is a failure.

    Baker says the law is making criminals out of young people and rising cannabis use is tying up too much police time.

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