New Zealand is voting AGAINST the legalization of cannabis, but for euthanasia in landmark referendums – as Jacinda Ardern reveals how she voted
New Zealand voted against the legalization of cannabis in a referendum, preliminary results show.
Initial results show that 53.1 percent of kiwis were against the legalization of the drug, 46.1 percent were in favor.
A separate referendum on euthanasia was held, with the bill receiving overwhelming public support at the end of the live vote.
A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she had voted yes to both bills.
New Zealand voted against the legalization of cannabis in a referendum, preliminary results show
More than 65 percent of New Zealanders voted yes to allow euthanasia.
The bill will likely become law in a year.
The National Organization for Reforming Marijuana Laws, NORML, said the initial results are hard to swallow.
"I think it would be fair to say there is a bitter disappointment," said NORML President Chris Fowlie.
There's more to come.