The government has promised to hold a referendum on legalising the personal use of cannabis at the 2020 election. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change NZ's approach to the illegal drug Kiwis use most.
Our current laws do a lot of damage. Over 3,000 people get stung with a cannabis conviction each year, affecting relationships, travel, and employment. Yet it continues to be the most commonly consumed illegal drug in New Zealand. Nearly 12% of us consume cannabis every year.
So it’s time to stop harmful convictions and vote yes in the referendum.