Media Release 20 October 2017
Family First NZ is slamming the Green party as being hypocritical after their call for a referendum on legalising dope.
“This is the same party that rejected the voice of New Zealanders when they sent a clear message on the anti-smacking law in 2009 – 87% of NZ’ers voting against the law. The Greens also voted against having a referendum on the hugely controversial issue of changing the definition of marriage when the views of the country were clearly split down the middle,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“If the Greens want to show consistency and they want a binding referendum on marijuana, then they should acknowledge and respect the result of the smacking law referendum.”
“They can’t have it both ways where referendums only count for the questions that they ask and the results that they like.”