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Cartoon about New Zealand cannabis

Cartoon about New Zealand cannabis

This cartoon, from May 2010, was a response to a police study, drawing on research by Environmental Science and Research, which found that in 2010 cannabis was four times stronger than in 1996. The clouds of smoke may also refer to the fact that New Zealand had one of the highest levels of cannabis use in the world.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0014263
Cartoon by Mark Winter (Chicane)

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Cannabis use', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013