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Brown’s cannabis bill may end up null and void

Simeon Brown’s bill proposing a crack-down on synthetic cannabis has passed it’s first reading.

The bill calls for harsher penalties on those who supply synthetic cannabis, as well for an inquiry into support for those addicted.

However, there has been a promise of a referendum for the personal use of cannabis by the end of the current government’s term.

Meaning that, in a sense, this bill, if it passes it’s third reading, but the public votes for personal use of cannabis to be legalised, than the bill may end up being null and void.

So is this bill worth the effort?

Matt King – Meet the Newbies

In episode ten of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Northland MP Matt King on changes to NZ’s bill of rights, why he prefers cannabis decriminalization over legalization, and his thoughts on when NZ will be ready for a republic.

COMING UP ON MONDAY: I talk with Northland based Labour list MP Willow-Jean Prime, on her former work as a Councillor in the far north.

Northland MP Matt King, who won the seat off NZ First leader Winston Peters

Kiri Allan – Meet the Newbies

In episode five of Meet the Newbies, I talk to Kiri Allan in a twelve minute podcast. We chat about regional development, the change she wants to make to New Zealand’s motto, and her thoughts on cannabis.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: I talk to Mark Patterson, an NZ First list MP on whether we should lower the number of MPs in parliament.

East Coast based Labour MP Kiri Allan