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New Zealand split on legalising cannabis in 'reeferendum'

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.

Related: Legalising cannabis: what will New Zealanders be asked to vote on in September?

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Source: New Zealand split on legalising cannabis in ‘reeferendum’


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Ben Maudsley

Ben Maudsley

Ben likes to teach passionate youngsters guitar lessons and has his own company. Cannabis history is his second hobby so he started to perfect not only his musical skills but also his writing skills by writing for Hemp Stash News. Ben is our staff journalist.

He can be reached out at: Ben.Maudsley@hempstashnews.com

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