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Proposal for 'cautious path' forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

Friday, 18 January 2019

In an editorial in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal, Associate Professor Boden and the late Emeritus Professor David Fergusson propose a cautious path forward for changing cannabis laws in New Zealand.

Based on evidence generated by longitudinal studies in New Zealand including the Christchurch Health and Development Study and the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, they propose the development of laws and policies that both discourage the use of cannabis and avoid criminalising recreational users of the drug. Read more about their work here.