16th August 2019, Volume 132 Number 1500

Joseph M Boden

At the present time there is considerable “action” concerning cannabis law and policy in New Zealand, particularly in light of upcoming changes to the availability of medicinal cannabis, and the…

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Joseph M Boden, Research Associate Professor, Director, Christchurch Health and Development Study, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch. 

Correspondence

Associate Prof Joseph M Boden, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140.

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joseph.boden@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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