Thursday, July 7, 2022

My Daily Digest: November 6, 2020

The final election results have just been announced here and it’s more bad news for National, with two more MPs being bumped from caucus.

Labour is now the first party in the MMP era to win more than 50% of the vote.

There was no change to the referenda results, the specials weren’t enough to get the cannabis legalised.

The hemp industry here is understandably disappointed. It saw legalisation as a path towards being able to make products out of the CBD that’s present in low-THC hemp.

If you follow any international sports star on social media, you can get a sense of just how prevalent and popular CBD products are overseas already.

New Zealand has long been looking to diversify its food sector into new high-value products. Have we missed an opportunity here?


Bryan Gibson


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