National leader Todd Muller signals cannabis legislation will have his support if New Zealand votes 'yes'

The referendum on the prospective law will be "non-binding"
Stuff (New Zealand)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

nz cannabis flagNational leader Todd Muller says his party will likely support the legalisation of cannabis if New Zealand votes "yes" in the upcoming referendum. National has previously declined to commit to enacting the result of the non-binding cannabis referendum, which will be voted on in September as part of the 2020 election. But Muller signalled a softer stance, after ousting Simon Bridges from the leadership, indicating he would legalise cannabis "if the people have spoken" in support. The bill being proposed by the Labour-led Government would allow cannabis to be consumed, sold, and purchased for recreational use, by people 20 years or older. Personal possession of 14 grams of cannabis, the sale of cannabis edibles, and growing up to four cannabis plants per household would be allowed.