New Zealand: Former PM Helen Clark on cannabis referendum results

The margin is thinner than a cannabis leaf, but voters have said nope to legalising dope.

In the final count 50.7 percent voted no, versus 48.4 percent voting yes – a difference of 67,000 votes.


That’s about the population of Napier. Still, high profile yes campaigner former Prime Minister Helen Clark believes there is still a mandate for significant drug law reform that could see people legally able to grow small quantities for their own use.


Lisa Owen asked Clark how cannabis reform can progress from here.

Primary Sponsor

Karma Koala Podcast

Top Marijuana Blog