Cannabis drink company 'trying to be risqué'

A New Zealand drug support agency says naming an energy drink Cannabis is irresponsible and trivialises drug use.

the South Island for a few weeks.

The company behind it, B100 Drinks, said it was completely legal.

"For Australia and New Zealand the product does not have hemp seed extract in it. It is not allowed in either country, so for the products here it is hemp free."

It does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects, the company said.

But concern has been raised over the drink's name.

Australian media have reported parents are outraged over the energy drink.

Drug service Drug-ARM Christchurch manager Geoff Howard said it was an overreaction to think the drink would make people go out and buy drugs, but he said the name was unnecessary.

"It's at least a bit irresponsible in terms of marketing and I think

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