Category: Cannabis Law News

New Zealand voters soon will weigh in on cannabis legalization

New Zealand voters soon will weigh in on cannabis legalization

MJ Biz reports…”A measure to legalize recreational cannabis will be on the ballot in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020, according to a government official.

Justice Minister Andrew Little said lawmakers are deciding whether to hold a stand-alone referendum next year or concurrently with the country’s elections in 2020, Radio New Zealand reported. The governing Labour Party agreed to hold the referendum to get the Green Party’s support to form a coalition government after the 2017 election.”

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Dutch Bong Maker Claims Fla. Co. Ripped Its Trademark

Dutch Bong Maker Claims Fla. Co. Ripped Its Trademark

Law360 reports, “It was not what was being smoked in bongs sold by a South Florida company that landed it in federal court, but the water pipes themselves, which a European manufacturer and its United States licensee say wrongly bore their trademarks, according to a federal suit filed Friday.”

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That Didn’t Last Long: Zimbabwe Puts Cannabis Program on Hold

That Didn’t Last Long: Zimbabwe Puts Cannabis Program on Hold

Zimbabwe is backing off medical cannabis cultivation licensing plans after receiving wildly varied estimates from the 350 applicants interested in the program, the South African reports. Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe said that too many of the applications offered far different estimates for how much land would be required to grow cannabis and how much money could be made from the plots.

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