An over-regulated adult-use cannabis market that has public health as its primary focus will be impossible to enforce and do little to eradicate the illicit drug trade, industry experts have warned.

Only by taking a relaxed approach – where consumers can grow their own cannabis and access the products they want at reasonable prices – will a legal framework succeed and shrink the illicit market.

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Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...

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