The Herald reports:
The latest poll shows that most voters do not want recreational cannabis to be legalised.
The result, from the 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll, showed that 52 per cent opposed legalisation, while 39 per cent favoured legalisation; 8 per cent did not know and 1 per cent said they would not vote.
It contrasts to other recent polls that showed majority support for legalisation, including last month when 52 per cent of those surveyed said in a Horizon poll that they would vote to legalise, while 37 per cent said they would vote ‘no’.
Officials are currently putting together a draft bill that will outline a proposed regulatory regime for legal cannabis, which will then be put to the public in a vote at the 2020 election.
According to the 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, younger voters who supported the Green Party were more likely to favour legalisation.
Older National Party supporters were more likely to vote for the status quo.
The Newshub poll has 42% for legalisation and 48% against so broadly in agreement.
It looks like it could be a very tight vote. I think the status quo is not working and want change.