Latest poll shows the No campaign ahead slightly among registered voters
Support for the Yes and No campaigns in New Zealand’s referendum on legalising and taxing cannabis is split at 49.5% each, six weeks out from voting day.
The No campaign, which aims to keep the status quo, has a slight edge in the poll
by news outlet Stuff when only registered voters are counted, leading 50.8% to 48.4%. Voting and being on the electoral roll is optional in New Zealand.
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