A reader writes in:
The result at 50.7 per cent voting “no” and 48.4 per cent voting “yes” tells me the current law is not working.
What would the result have looked like if it was ‘decriminalisation’ rather than full recreational legalisation. I think Labour and the Greens went too far.
No pot smoker I know (and I know a lot) wanted cafes – they just want to go about their lives without fear of being prosecuted.
This is an opportunity squandered. Very conservative US states have voted pro cannabis and the tax revenue being generated appears substantial.
Very good points from the reader.