National voters, wider public back cannabis law reform: poll

MARIJUANA Teen smokingNZ Herald 19 August 2017
Family First Comment: The Drug Foundation continues to push the smoke-screen of ‘medicinal’ and ‘decriminalise’ in order to legalise drugs in NZ. But who wants dope growers and dealers next door to your family home? Who wants tinnie houses on your street corner? It’s time to speak up #saynopetodope

Sixty per cent of National voters want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal, a new poll released just weeks before the election reveals.

Support is even higher amongst supporters of other parties – with Labour and New Zealand First voters equally in favour of cannabis law reform.

The results were:

• Possessing a small amount of cannabis for personal use
31% illegal
37% decriminalised
28% legal

• Growing a small amount of cannabis for personal use
41% illegal
32% decriminalised
23% legal

• Growing a small amount of cannabis for giving or selling to your friends
69% illegal
16% decriminalised
10% legal

• Growing and/or using cannabis for any medical reasons such as to alleviate pain
17% illegal
21% decriminalised
57% legal

• Growing and/or using cannabis for medical reasons if you have a terminal illness
15% illegal
22% decriminalised
59% legal

• Selling cannabis from a store
57% illegal
11% decriminalised
23% legal

The poll was conducted from July 3-18, with 938 people participating. The margin of error is +/-3.1 per cent.
READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11906718&ref=twitter

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