Cannabis referendum: How legal regulation of cannabis can benefit New Zealand

The cannabis referendum is fast approaching, and although 48 percent of New Zealanders support its legalisation according to a new poll, many have yet to formulate an understanding of the Bill and what it proposes.

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The latest poll, released by the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Drug Foundation, found that 48 percent of its 1128 participants – aged 18 and over – are in favour of cannabis legalisation, while 43 percent are opposed.

Speaking to The AM Show on Wednesday, NZ Drug Foundation chief executive Ross Bell said there is still a large number of undecided voters – and ultimately, the outcome of the referendum will fall in their hands.

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