Another country is getting ready to vote on legalizing cannabis

Drug policy group claims two thirds of population want law change
Friday, October 20, 2017

The newly-elected prime minister of New Zealand has said she wants a national discussion on legalizing cannabis. Jacinda Ardern said that she will work with her Cabinet and take advice before deciding on any referendum date. "During the campaign I've always been very vocal about the fact that I do not believe people should be imprisoned for the personal use of cannabis. On the flip-side, I also have concerns around young people accessing a product which can clearly do harm and damage to them," she said. A proposed change in the law is being driven by the Green Party manifesto which states cannabis should be legal for personal use, including possession and cultivation. (See also: Unlikely allies eye vote to legalize cannabis in New Zealand)