Support for legalising cannabis going up in smoke – survey

Radio NZ News 30 August 2020
Family First Comment: In March, a Research New Zealand poll found 43% were in favour of legalising cannabis, and 33% opposed it. That has now been turned around and this month support for the law change has slid to 39%, while it is now 46% of people who are against legalising recreational cannabis. “A really big change and most of the people who have now moved into the ‘not-in-favour’ camp have come from the group who were sitting on the fence.”

A survey ahead of October’s referendum on legalising recreational cannabis shows a big surge in opposition to a law change, with 46 percent now against legalising the drug.

In March, a Research New Zealand poll found 43 percent were in favour of legalising cannabis, and 33 percent opposed it.

But Research NZ partner Emanuel Kalafatelis said that has now been turned around and this month support for the law change has slid to 39 percent, while it is now 46 percent of people who are against legalising recreational cannabis.

“A really big change and most of the people who have now moved into the ‘not-in-favour’ camp have come from the group who were sitting on the fence.”
https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/2018761746/support-for-legalising-cannabis-going-up-in-smoke-survey
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