The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ) has announced its support for a ‘Yes’ vote in the country’s forthcoming cannabis referendum. 

In a statement released to media, PHANZ said: “Cannabis legalisation should be implemented with a long-term robust monitoring and evaluation framework. This position recognises that cannabis-related harms are best addressed through a health-based approach, not through criminalisation, and that the current prohibition approach to cannabis is a source of inequity in New Zealand.

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