Bureaucrats Reject Petition to Downgrade Cannabis Classification

The Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health and Welfare rejected a citizen-initiated call for the re-classification of cannabis from a schedule 2 class drug, to schedule 3 class drug, and consideration of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The proposal was made on an online platform of the National Development Council (NDC), and after receiving more than 5000 supporting votes, proposals moved forward to the appropriate authorities. The NDC online platform was set up to encourage public participation

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