Government reveals details of cannabis referendum legalisation

  • The market would start with the phased introduction of cannabis, starting with fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis plants and seeds.
  • Regulating how cannabis is produced and supplied would be done by limiting the total amount of licensed cannabis for sale, controlling the potency and contents of licensed cannabis and cannabis products and applying an excise tax when a product is packaged and labelled for sale.
  • There would be restrictions on the appearance of premises that would include rules against promoting the fact that cannabis is available for purchase inside.
  • It includes controls over who can purchase cannabis, requirements for education of users, standards to hold licence to sell cannabis, and the establishment of a regulatory authority to monitor sale and supply.

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