Source: SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre, Massey University (12 Sept 2019)

Massey University is hosting a series of public lectures on cannabis policy reform in the lead-up to the national referendum cannabis law planned for next year’s general election.

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins and Dr Marta Rychert from the SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre, in collaboration with colleagues from the College of Creative Arts’ Design & Democracy Project, are bringing speakers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Uruguay to speak about the cannabis reforms enacted in their countries in a series of lectures open to the public in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington next month.

 In addition to a public seminar being held in Wellington on 15 October, Massey University has partnered with the University of Auckland Public Policy Institute and University of Otago to bring the speakers to Auckland (October 17) and Christchurch (October 18).

Who Are The International Experts?

Professor Beau Kilmer
RAND Corporation Drug Policy Research Center, United States

Associate Professor Rosario Queirolo
Catholic University of Uruguay, Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative

Professor Simon Lenton
National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia

Professor Tom Decorte
Ghent University, Belgium

Professor Benedikt Fischer
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada; now with Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

Where And When?

17 October (Thursday) 6pm-8pm, University of Auckland

Science Centre (Building 301) Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre (Room G050), 23 Symonds St.

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15 October (Tuesday) 6pm-8pm, Wharewaka Function Centre, 2 Taranaki St.
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18 October (Friday) 4:30pm–6:30, University of Otago Rolleston Lecture Theatre, 2 Riccarton Ave
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See flyer here and more information here.