Voting for the Cannabis Party is the closest thing New Zealanders will ever have to a cannabis referendum

 

Mt Roskill residents have an opportunity to send a strong message to Wellington about cannabis legalisation, in the upcoming by-election

California and four other states legalised cannabis for recreational purposes using a binding referendum, held at the same time as the presidential election.

Voting for the Cannabis Party is the closest thing New Zealand will ever get to a referendum on cannabis legalisation, according to candidate Brandon Stronge.

“Ealier in the year, the Cannabis Party released evidence that a private members bill to create a cannabis referendum had been vetoed by the Labour party,” he said.

“Meanwhile, National and its support parties remain adamantly opposed to cannabis legalisation.”

A vote for the Cannabis Party is also a vote against the establishment parties.