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How will you vote? Law to legalise personal cannabis revealed

News Summed Up 2019-12-03 05:30:00

New Zealanders could buy the equivalent of 42 joints each day under a draft law to legalise cannabis use. Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household, are all included in the bill, which the public will be asked to vote "yes or no" at the 2020 general election. Home cultivation of two cannabis plants per person will be permitted. KEVIN STENT/STUFF Ross Bell, executive director NZ Drug Foundation, said the Government has "struck a balance" with the proposed law. THE REFERENDUM QUESTIONSThe referendum will be "indicative", meaning the Government would still have to support the proposed law through the parliamentary process after a successful vote.