Dope de­tail

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Min­is­ter of Jus­tice Andrew Lit­tle has con­firmed some de­tails of next year’s ref­er­en­dum on the le­gal­is­ing of cannabis, say­ing the ref­er­en­dum, which would be held in tan­dem with the 2020 gen­eral elec­tion, would be on “de­tailed law”, so New Zealan­ders could see what they were vot­ing for. The pro­posal is to reg­u­late the pri­vate cul­ti­va­tion of cannabis, to ban ad­ver­tis­ing of cannabis prod­ucts, to make pur­chase le­gal only from li­censed, reg­is­tered re­tail­ers at li­censed premises, to de­clare con­sump­tion le­gal only on li­censed premises or pri­vate prop­erty, and to re­strict the le­gal age of pur­chase to 20. The driver of one of two cars in­volved in a crash on SH1 at Pama­puria on Mon­day af­ter­noon was flown by res­cue he­li­copter to Auck­land Hos­pi­tal, where he un­der­went emer­gency brain surgery.

A Kaitaia Fire Brigade crew worked for some time to free the man, who was trapped up­side down and was bleeding heav­ily from a head injury. One per­son in the other car was taken to Kaitaia Hos­pi­tal by St John am­bu­lance with mi­nor in­juries.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice one of the cars had crossed the cen­tre line in the cut im­me­di­ately south of the Fair­burn Rd in­ter­sec­tion at about 5.10pm.

The high­way was closed be­tween Fair­burn Rd and Takahue Rd for ap­prox­i­mately four hours while the po­lice Se­ri­ous Crash unit be­gan its in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the scene was cleared.

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