It looks like cannabis legalization could be seeing perfect vision in New Zealand. That’s right, New Zealanders are voting to legalize recreational adult use cannabis in 2020. Currently, New Zealand has medical cannabis laws that were just passed recently. Within one week of medical legalization, New Zealand is already looking at legalizing recreational use. Consumers report that authorities in New Zealand will often look the other way when it comes to small-scale cannabis consumption. However, not everyone in New Zealand has high hopes and support for legal recreational cannabis.
Cynical Prohibition and Open Arms Embraces for Cannabis in New Zealand
Simon Bridges the national party leader referred to the decision for scheduling cannabis for recreational use as cynical. In addition, he believes it sends the wrong message of normalization and has concerns about the impact cannabis consumption has on mental health. Meanwhile Chloe Swarbrick the greens MP openly embraced and welcomed the announcement made by the government regarding recreational adult use cannabis. Swarbrick is a supporter of the legalization of all drugs. While the legalization of all drugs may sound outlandish to some, it has proven to be quite successful where it has been adopted.
Cannabis in New Zealand Keeps the Country in the Times
New Zealand is ready to join the ranks of other countries like Canada, Spain, and Israel who have an open International cannabis trade. This legal industry is growing like a weed and already worth billions. For example, countries that support the outdated draconian marijuana prohibition imposed by the United States federal government in 1937 will find themselves falling behind. In addition, they will fall behind in medical advancements, corporate investments, and the civil rights of their citizens. First of all we all live on the same planet. Second, we breathe the same air, and third, we are kept alive by the same sun. It’s time we move past petty laws of yesteryear and focus on creating a productive utopia for societies globally. Legalizing cannabis removes a significant barrier and paves the way for a greener tomorrow.