Growing majority of Kiwis support legalising cannabis, new poll finds

Support for legalising cannabis also contrasted sharply according to political allegiance with National voters by far the lease in favour
New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
Monday, June 29, 2020

nz cannabis referendum2A growing majority of New Zealanders support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll just three months from a national referendum. Licensed medicinal cannabis company Helius Therapeutics commissioned the independent Horizon Research survey of nearly 1600 Kiwis. It found 56 per cent of respondents plan to vote for legalising cannabis for personal use on September 19. Support for legalising pot continues to grow after the last Horizon poll in February registered 54 per cent support for the bill. The poll also found women, at 59 per cent, favoured legalisation more than men, at 52 per cent. (See also: Maori strongly support cannabis reform ahead of referendum)