New Zealand votes AGAINST legalising cannabis but for allowing euthanasia in landmark referendums
New Zealand has voted against legalising cannabis in a referendum, preliminary results show.
Early results show 53.1 per cent of Kiwis were against making the drug legal, with 46.1 per cent in support.
A separate referendum was held on assisted dying, with the End of Live Choice Bill backed overwhelmingly by the public.
New Zealand has voted against legalising cannabis in a referendum, preliminary results show
More than 65 per cent of New Zealanders voted Yes to allowing euthanasia.
The bill will likely become law in a year’s time.
Jacinda Ardern is expected to reveal today how she voted in the cannabis referendum, after staying remarkably coy on the issue during the election campaign, which ran side-by-side with the referendums.
More to come.