New Zealand to hold recreational cannabis referendum


New Zealand will hold a public referendum on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for personal use at some point over the next three years, according to the nation’s newly-elected prime minister.

Jacinda Ardern – who was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday after a close September election – hasn’t said whether she favors legalization. But she has said the current system wasn’t working well.

“I’ve always been very open about the fact that I do not believe that people should be imprisoned for personal use of cannabis,” said Ardern, whose new government takes office next week. “On the flip side,

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