New Zealand Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick is not giving up on her campaign to decriminalise cannabis across the Tasman.
She’s hoping to use a new parliamentary rule which allows MPs who are not ministers or under-secretaries to push a bill straight on to the order paper.
However, it is not clear whether Labour or the Nationals would back the move so soon after the cannabis referendum ended in a No vote last year.
Usually, a new members’ bill is drawn at random, but Swarbrick told Stuff she was hoping other parties could be convinced to sign on to co-sponsor a bill to decriminalise cannabis, skip the ‘lucky dip’ process and go straight to the House.
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