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Research to help inform Maori decisions ahead of cannabis referendum

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 - 12:06

Rangatahi Māori are more likely to use cannabis or be dependent on it and more likely to be negatively affected by cannabis laws, compared to their non-Māori peers.

Govt slammed for manipulating voters in voting packs - Say Nope To Dope

Monday, 13 July, 2020 - 14:30

The Say Nope To Dope campaign is slamming the government for its voting pack on the cannabis referendum, and is seeking legal advice.

PLUG calls out Greens on cannabis environmental harms

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 - 13:22

The Primary Land Users Group (PLUG) representing a cross-section of forestry, dairy, horticulture and dry-stock land-users has called out the Green Party, asking how they can reconcile their desire for legal cannabis with the negative environmental effects from cannabis cultivation.

Make It Legal Campaign welcomes Chief Science Advisor to the referendum debate

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 - 11:02

The MakeItLegal campaign has today welcomed the website on cannabis legalisation from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.

Higher risk on roads if cannabis legalised - Road Transport Forum

Friday, 3 July, 2020 - 08:13

The Road Transport Forum has sent a warning about the higher risks on roads - and to New Zealand truck drivers in particular - and the danger of higher insurance premiums if cannabis is legalised in New Zealand.

ASA rules in Drug Foundation’s favour on cannabis referendum campaign

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 15:41

"We’re pleased with the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision regarding complaints received about our ‘Vote Yes On Our Terms’ cannabis control referendum campaign", said Ross Bell, Drug Foundation Executive Director.

Maori strongly support cannabis reform ahead of referendum - survey

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 15:19

Nearly three-quarters of Maori support legalising cannabis for personal use, with 84% believing prohibition has failed to limit cannabis access and use, according to an independent survey.

'SST supports Vote Nope to Dope campaign'

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 12:14

There is a major push to legalise cannabis in New Zealand and all the while, drug addiction problems are growing.

Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) have joined with SAM-NZ in their Vote Nope to Dope campaign.

Support cannabis legalisation lifts to 56 percent ahead of referendum - survey

Monday, 29 June, 2020 - 08:30

Less than three months out from the General Election, an independent survey of nearly 1,600 Kiwis shows 56% will vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis at the referendum - up from 54% in February.

'Time to harness economic potential' of medicinal cannabis

Saturday, 27 June, 2020 - 10:18

By Paul Manning

With the immediate health crisis largely behind us, New Zealanders are now being encouraged to unite for the recovery.