Strong support for legalisation of cannabis, but question over how to do it remains

The Government is yet to decide whether the referendum will run before the 2020 general election
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

There is strong support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand, although people are split about how exactly it should done. Massey University research revealed 76 percent of people are in favour of legalising the use of cannabis in some way. The survey asked 6300 people their opinions on cannabis use and what kind of regulatory regime they would prefer. Twenty-seven percent were in favour of a "grow your own" system, where people could grow and harvest cannabis, but not sell. Twenty-one percent said it should be commercialised and sold like alcohol. Other less popular options included no regulation or managed by the Government. Nineteen percent favoured continued prohibition. (See also: Synthetic cannabis suppliers could face up to 14 years' jail)