New Zealand – Cannabis Decriminalization: Justice Minister Says Govt MP’s Have Free Vote On Issue If It Comes To House But No Plans To Decriminalize Cannabis

Justice Minister Kris Faafoi says the Government has no intention of pushing forward with cannabis decriminalisation – but his party would allow their MPs to vote freely on the matter if it came up as a members’ bill. Reports NZ

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This opens up a narrow path for some form of decriminalisation of cannabis, despite the narrow loss for legalisation at last year’s referendum.

Faafoi made his comments after a new poll showed some form of decriminalisation had strong majority support – with 49 per cent backing full legalisation and 20 per cent backing just decriminalisation.

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