New Zealand near the legalization of cannabis
It is high Time in New Zealand now to legalize cannabis. The government of New Zealand has announced the final details of a plan on the legalization of marijuana to be put forward in the general election vote in September. The electorate will decide to change their policies utilizing a referendum in which the “Cannabis Legalization and Control Bill” can be approved “yes” or “no.”
People could buy cannabis from licensed retailers up to 14 grams and also gift cannabis to another adult up to 14 grams. When the initiative was passed by voters, retailers could only sell cannabis and seeds at the beginning of implementation. However, the regulatory body established under the Cannabis Regulatory Authorities bill will instead, according to a summary, be in a position to allow “through legislation, the introduction of other approved items, including concentrates and edible cannabis.”
What are the initiatives?
In December, early information on the measure was released. The government approved on Friday the full proposal to make it legal for adults 20 or older to purchase and possess cannabis, cultivate two plants and go to “coffee shops” for personal use where use is allowed on site. On the other hand, the government agreed to do the work.
The independent Horizon Studies commissioned almost 1600 Kiwis by Helius Therapeutics, a medicinal cannabis licensed company. 56% of respondents planned to vote to legalize cannabis for personal consumption on 19 September, up 37% from last August, according to the new poll. After the last Horizon poll in February, support for the legalization of marijuana continues to rise with 54% support for the draft legislation.
At 59%, women were also more likely than men to be legalized, at 52%. The survey asked the respondents to vote in favor, in a non-binding referendum held at the same time as national elections, for the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. The poll spoke with an evenly divided nation, Helius Therapeutics Chief Executive Paul Manning said.
Subjected outcomes from time in New Zealand referendum
“It’s time in New Zealand and the result of this that will energize both the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps. Support for legalizing cannabis also contrasted sharply according to political allegiance with National voters by far the least in favor, at just 31 percent.
“The outcome of the referendum will not affect medicinal cannabis and hemp,” says a summary. “If a physician prescribes cannabis medicinal consumption, and cannabis is still legal,” he says.
The Government explains that the purpose of the law is to reduce the black market, promote public health, and guarantee marijuana product quality control. The measure would prohibit cannabis companies from advertising.
Proposals for the referendum supported by half of the population
Unless the time in New Zealand referendum is supported by more than 50 percent of the population, cannabis would not be legalized immediately. Instead, it would be for the legislature to vote on the bill to which the referendum will take place following public input from legislators on the reform proposal.
Although others wanted the referendum to be self-executing, which means the legislation should come in force as soon as voters approved it, this version is “bounding” in that politicians are still expected to enact the bill – but it can also be revised.
A report released by The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research this week states that, although the projection is dependent on illicit sales being largely replaced by the regulated market, time in New Zealand, this country generates $490 million per year in taxes for legalized cannabis sales.
Political parties time in New Zealand merged an agreement
In May 2019, the three major political parties reached an agreement on the underlying aspects of the legalization referendum. The referendum is a result of an agreement reached by the Green Party to enable Labor Party Leader Jacinda Ardern to become Prime Minister after the 2017 election.
Americans have weighed up the vote by New Zealand that cannabis is legalized in surveys, many of them endorsing it.
“See all, they have got it right … they told the Coronavirus their goodbyes and they went on to do better things,” one wrote.
A Kiwi in the U.S. remarked, saying, ‘Let’s legalize it New Zealand”. I work in California in the cannabis industry and I want to go back home to NZ and have a job. It’s going to help boost our economy.
NZ's referendum favors mostly in a win-win situation
Time in New Zealand first electorate, significantly, has now shifted towards support for change-53% support it. So far, 70% of ACT voters plan to tick yes in the referendum – up substantially from 45% in February.
And the bill is supported by 72% of the Labor people. The age group with 72 percent was 25-34 years in favor of legalizing cannabis. Those over 75 who just sponsored the bill were the least preferred.
The June poll continues a trend among Helius cannabis polls. Since August last year, just 39 percent of Kiwis have been in favor of legalizing cannabis. The most important support for the legalization of cannabis for personal use, however, was registered in November 2018 by the Helius cannabis survey.
Green MP Chloe Swarbrick – a spokeswoman for the drugs ban – said that the public and parliamentarians’ attitudes to the legalization of cannabis have long been clear in the latest Horizon survey.
Poll survey shows a positive outlook for the referendum
“New Zealanders recognize that a vote in favor of a substance that is widely available under ban means better community wellbeing, sensible regulations, and reduced harm,” said Swarbrick.
“The campaigns for the preservation of criminal prohibition have become more focused on moralizing than on the solution of problems.
“The proof is in the pudding”. The evidence shows that the time in New Zealand Legalization and Control Bill will increase the well-being of the community and reduce harm. “Experts agree.
The referendum in 2020 will ask for a bill to include the following:
- Allowing products to be bought only in licensed premises from a licensed and registered retailer, and banning online or remote sales,
- Banning the use of cannabis publicly, allowing it only in special, licensed premises or on private property,
- Controlling the potency of cannabis in available products,
- Introducing a legal purchase age of 20, and
- Banning advertising of cannabis products, and requiring products to carry health messages.
The new survey respondents came from Horizon’s country-wide polling panels, representing the 2018 census adult population, and weighted results by age, class, income, and voting party at the last election. The average error margin is 2.9%. Between 10 and 14 June, an online survey of 1593 adults was carried out.
Final updates on the Cannabis referendum for kiwis
“The negotiation has taken two and half years and decades of activists, advocates and researchers in our Parliament to get to grips with how best to create an evidence-based approach to drug harm reduction in our communities,’ said Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick. “We take this topic out of small-scale political politics and bring it into your hands.”
The Party of the Greens / European Free Alliance also claimed that the new law now offers “a strong picture of how a healthy and controlled cannabis industry will operate in Aotearoa and a chance to replace the risky black-market for the good.”
“This final updated information improve controls in support of the original draft and make it a global pioneer in legislation on public health. This bill regulates the production, supply, and consumption of cannabis by the government in order to reduce harm to young people, in particular, “said the Managing Director of the Drug Foundation, Ross Bell.