It’s taken some time to write about the cannabis referendum because I’ve been researching and weighing up the pros and cons. Here’s what I found out, squeezed into my parenting column, writes Ian Munro.
Is it a medicinal issue?
No. Medicinal cannabis is legally available.
Is it a criminal issue?
Currently, yes. And it’s likely to continue to be so since organised crime will quickly work to find and take advantage of new commercial opportunities; for example, black market discounted pricing for the young and a higher potency product, including the problematic synthetic cannabis.