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Buying Kronic (3rd of 3)

Buying Kronic

Kronic, a synthetic cannabis, was available in New Zealand until August 2011, although it was recommended only for those aged 18 or above. Fifteen-year-old Jazz Kerdar, shown here, had just purchased the product as part of a newspaper investigation, showing that the age recommendation was often ignored. In August 2011 the government decided to ban the drug.

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Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Hard drugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013