Are you a 'cannabis expert' with 'proven experience'? The NZ Government wants you!

News 27/05/2019

The Government is on the hunt for a cannabis expert ahead of next year's non-binding referendum on legalising recreational use of the drug.

Justice Minister Andrew Little revealed earlier this month that voters will be presented with draft legislation, which will include a minimum age of 20 to use and purchase recreational cannabis.

The Government is seeking applicants for the role of cannabis referendum policy manager. The advertised salary is $137,479 - $194,088, and applications close on Wednesday.

"If you have proven yourself as a thoughtful manager, people-leader and coach then we want to hear from you," the job description says.

"You will have proven experience at coaching and developing teams and supporting individuals to grow and thrive."

The referendum is expected to include a non-binding question accompanied by a policy framework document of how making it legal would work.

That draft legislation will include:

  • a minimum age of 20 to use and purchase recreational cannabis
  • regulations and commercial supply controls
  • limited home-growing options
  • a public education programme
  • stakeholder engagement.

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