Five products New Zealand could get if cannabis is legalised

As New Zealand edges closer to marijuana law reform, a flood of new cannabis products could soon be on the market here.

The Green Party has secured a referendum at or before the 2020 election on cannabis use and a recent New Zealand Drug foundation survey found growing support for legalisation or decriminalisation.

Canada has recently legalised marijuana and parts of the United States have allowed personal use, allowing for some imaginative ways to use the plant being developed.

Here are five cannabis products New Zealanders could be able to buy if cannabis is legalised for personal use.


It's very difficult to make the perfect cruelty-free mascara without using beeswax. But it's not vegan so Milk makeup uses cannabis oil instead.

We'll leave it to the product description to explain why.

"Hemp-derived cannabis oil fuses the heart-shaped fibres to your lashes without fallout. It whips the formula into a creamy texture that allows for smoother application on lashes and an easier, tug-free removal. It also provides an additional conditioning benefit."


Ceria Beverages announced in March it would be developing a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused craft beer.

Founder Keith Villa told website Brewbound it's all about giving people the buzz that comes from one of the compounds in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Gummy bears next to some marijuana.
Gummy bears next to some marijuana. Photo credit: Getty


Cannabis-infused lollies have been popping up in states that allow them to be sold, often in the form of gummies.

Bear shaped, circular, sour, sweet, there's a sugary, drug filled treat available in every shape and colour.


US company Kiva has made a name for themselves in cannabis-infused chocolates, offering dark and milk cannabis infused chocolates in a variety of flavours.

It's gone so well they've even branched out into cannabis breath mints to sell along with the chocolate.

Dog treats

Feeding cannabis to pets is very, very illegal and you would be hard pressed to find a vet that would recommend it, but some scientists have started studying the effects of medicinal marijuana on pets.

Cannabis-infused dog treats have been popping up in the United States, made with ingredients like peanut butter, apple and pumpkin.


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