National voters, wider public back cannabis law reform: poll

first_imgNZ Herald 19 August 2017Family First Comment: The Drug Foundation continues to push the smoke-screen of ‘medicinal’ and ‘decriminalise’ in order to legalise drugs in NZ. But who wants dope growers and dealers next door to your family home? Who wants tinnie houses on your street corner? It’s time to speak up #saynopetodopeSixty per cent of National voters want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal, a new poll released just weeks before the election reveals.Support is even higher amongst supporters of other parties – with Labour and New Zealand First voters equally in favour of cannabis law reform.The results were:• Possessing a small amount of cannabis for personal use31% illegal37% decriminalised28% legal• Growing a small amount of cannabis for personal use41% illegal32% decriminalised23% legal• Growing a small amount of cannabis for giving or selling to your friends69% illegal16% decriminalised10% legal• Growing and/or using cannabis for any medical reasons such as to alleviate pain17% illegal21% decriminalised57% legal• Growing and/or using cannabis for medical reasons if you have a terminal illness15% illegal22% decriminalised59% legal• Selling cannabis from a store57% illegal11% decriminalised23% legalThe poll was conducted from July 3-18, with 938 people participating. The margin of error is +/-3.1 per cent.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11906718&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img