I have been a pharmacist for over 40 years including providing methadone which can only be viewed as a set of chemical handcuffs. It is crazy that we have banned and criminalized some of the most effective medicines known to humanity including cannabis.
There is an impressive amount of new medical research around the role of cannabis for immune health through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – this is especially timely as the world battles Covid-19.
The world is finally realizing the huge social and economic damage that criminalizing these drugs causes.
As New Zealanders we have a proud history of leading the world in social change. We need to legalize personal use of cannabis.