National would legalise cannabis if public voted in favour – Bridges

By August 1, 2018 Recent News

Radio NZ News 31 July 2018
Family First Comment: National has changed their policy on referendums – apparently!
“Oh I think we’ve got to, I mean we’ve got to go with what the people want and what a referendum tells us.”
Remember 2009…. 87%…. anti-smacking…….??

If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.

A referendum on legalising the personal use of cannabis is part of the confidence and supply agreement between the Greens and Labour parties.

Under the deal, the referendum will be held at or before the 2020 general election.

Justice Minister Andrew Little said the government would decide in the next couple of months whether the upcoming referendum would be binding.

“One of the decisions the government is going to make is whether the it’s a binding referendum … in order for a binding referendum to take place there has to be a reasonable degree of specificity and certainty about what would follow a ‘yes’ vote.”

Mr Bridges said National would enact a law change if that was what New Zealanders wanted.