In the second part of a three-part analysis of Australia’s legal cannabis landscape, Cannabiz chief correspondent Steve Jones examines the Office of Drug Control’s role in hampering the industry’s progress.

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Forecasting can be a precarious business. Take the Rand Corporation. In 1964, the American think tank famously gazed into the future and concluded that in 56 years’ time, in 2020, many families would have trained apes – live-in apes no less – to perform “low grade” household chores.

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...