Where does Labour stand on decriminalising cannabis?

By August 13, 2016 Recent News

NewsHub 11 August 2016
Family First Comment: There’s no rush Mr Little. Health and safety is the priority.

Labour Leader Andrew Little can’t decide if he wants to hold a referendum on cannabis if elected to Government.

When asked if Labour would decriminalise cannabis, Mr Little told Victoria University’s student radio station Salient FM: “We will look at holding a referendum”.

He is sticking by his pledge to legalise medicinal cannabis within 100 days of taking office.

The New Zealand Drug Foundation estimates one third of cannabis users had driven under the influence and 9 percent of users aged 15-24 reported their use had a harmful effect on their work, studies or employment.
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