8 May 2019

Cannabis vote: 'We want to displace black market' - Swarbrick

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 8 May 2019

Green MP and drug reform minister Chloe Swarbrick tells us displacing the black market is the goal of legilisation on cannabis.

"We have to recognise that most New Zealanders are coming into contact with, and consuming, illicit cannabis by the age of 16 or 17. They're usually become exposed in high school," Ms Swarbrick said.

"We're not going to be making it easy to buy. What we're seeking to do here is to displace the black market and actually reduce that accessibility."