The New Zealand cannabis referendum will be held in September. What are the proposed rules for legal recreational cannabis in New Zealand?
If I vote ‘yes’ in the referendum, will cannabis for personal use become law?
No. The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill outlines an extensive set of regulations for how a legalised cannabis market would work in New Zealand.
If New Zealanders vote “yes”, Parliament would still need to vote to pass the bill before it becomes law.
The draft bill would go through a normal process of three readings in Parliament, and select committee hearing, which would allow public input.