Podcast #15: How to think about cannabis legalisation, with Dr Eric Crampton

Dr Eric Crampton
Nathan Smith
Podcast
26 June, 2020

On this week’s New Zealand Initiative podcast, Kiwis are set to vote in a referendum to legalise cannabis on September 19.

It’s a controversial topic for some, but chief economist Dr Eric Crampton says thinking about cannabis from an economic perspective can help clear up many misconceptions and worries.

Understandably, he says cannabis legalisation is a fairly new path for most countries that have already passed it, so there is not a lot of solid data about how it affects society. But there is enough data out there for Kiwis to make a considered decision this September.

 

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