TOP TRENDING

New Zealand votes AGAINST the legalization of cannabis, but in favor of euthanasia in landmark referendums


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.

advertising