Close preliminary Cannabis result means a wait for the specials: Greens

A close preliminary result for Cannabis legalisation and control shows that we won’t know for sure what the result in until the specials come in, Green Party spokesperson on Drug Law Reform Chlöe Swarbrick said today.

“Today’s result shows what we had long assumed, that it was going to be really close and that we need to wait for the specials to be sure of the result.

“We have said from the outset that this would always come down to voter turnout. We’ve had record numbers of special votes, so I remain optimistic.

“New Zealand has had a really mature and ever evolving conversation about drug laws in this country and we’ve come really far in the last three years.

“Many who have traditionally felt disenfranchised by the political system may have their voices heard at the specials. We’ll wait to see how that plays out next week”.

Latest Drug Law Reform Announcements

Story

Green Party responds to final election results from specials

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today: “The final results are in and we’re incredibly excited to confirm our outstanding success this e...
Read More

Drug law reform

The Green Party supports evidence-based, compassionate drug law reform that reduces harm. Drugs are a health, housing, employment, and education is...
Read More

Story

Green Party says Kiwis now have clear decision to make on legal and controlled cannabis

The Green Party says New Zealanders now have a clear vision of how a safe, regulated cannabis market would work in Aotearoa, with the release of th...
Read More

Policy

Drug Reform Policy

Click here for our 2020 Election Priorities for Drug Law Reform Drug use should be treated as a health issue and the Government’s focus should be ...
See More

Cannabis Referendum

The Green Party supports evidence-based, compassionate drug law reform that reduces harm. We support a “yes” vote in the referendum to legalise and...
Read More

Story

Green Party welcome festival drug checking research to prove harm reduction approach

“In an ideal world, communities would be completely free of drug use, where we all thrive and live healthy lives. Yet forty years of punitive legal...
Read More