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New Zealand Government Looking For A Cannabis Expert With 'Proven Experience'

New Zealand Government Looking For A Cannabis Expert With 'Proven Experience'

Applications close on Wednesday.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Becoming an expert in a field is a pretty big task. You have to have a few years of experience under your belt, some accolades to your name, maybe a few academic citations for something extra.

Well, if you have that in regards to cannabis and weed culture then you could be the perfect fit for a job that's popped up in New Zealand's government.

The government is looking for a 'cannabis expert' with 'proven experience' to educate policy makers in the lead up to next year's referendum to legalise the drug.

There will probably be tons of people who are technical experts due to daily or at least regular usage of the drug and they could actually be perfect for the role.

The pay isn't too bad either: a cool NZD$137,479 to NZD$194,088.

Some of the requirements of the job include overseeing the development of policy advice to Cabinet on the regulatory design of the system, working with Parliamentary Counsel Office on the drafting of the draft legislation and managing the interface with the team leading on the election and referendum policy work and other key stakeholders, including the Ministries of Health, Foreign Affairs, Primary Industries and the State Services Commission.

That advertisement doesn't say how many bongs have to be able to rip or whether there will be a joint rolling stage of the recruitment process to determine the best fit for the job.

You have until Wednesday to apply for the job.


Justice Minister Andrew Little announced earlier this month that Kiwis will head to the polls next year to determine whether the legislation around cannabis should be changed.

"Cabinet has agreed there will be a simple Yes/No question on the basis of a draft piece of legislation.

"Officials are now empowered to draft the legislation with stakeholder input, and the Electoral Commission will draft the referendum question to appear on the ballot.

"The voters' choice will be binding because all of the parties that make up the current Government have committed to abide by the outcome.

"We hope and expect the National Party will also commit to respecting the voters' decision."

So if you know a thing or two about the green stuff and want to inform the New Zealand government about it then fill in the application form and cross your fingers.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, News, Drugs