Penington Institute CEO John Ryan has said prohibition of adult use cannabis is unfair, ineffective and economically unsound and doctors have a role to play in reducing its harm.

Launching the harm-reduction organisation’s second Cannabis in Australia report, Ryan said the country’s prohibition model means “we leave ‘quality control’ for [its] production, composition and distribution… largely to criminal gangs, whilst punishing people who use [it] with criminal sanctions”.

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