referenda

I read on a press release that there have been discussion on cannabis referenda, between the NZ Cannabis party & a current opposition party in the Parliament :

‘Labour leader promises cannabis referendum’

‘Labour leader Andrew Little is backing a referendum to decriminalise
cannabis, despite opposition from his deputy leader.’

‘Mr Little spoke out publicly in favour of the proposal, following a plea
from Helen Kelly, to hold referenda on medical and recreational cannabis
at the next election.’

‘The Cannabis Party confirmed it had been assisting Labour to prepare the
referendum legislation, which would soon be introduced as a private
member’s bill.’

‘Cannabis Party leader Julian Crawford contradicted comments made by
Annette King, who said the issue of decriminalising recreational
cannabis was “not even being looked at by her party”.’

“Labour has been consulting actively with the Cannabis Party on
recreational cannabis policy for many months,” Crawford said.

“It is clear from Mr Little’s public statements that he supports the
cannabis referendum, despite his deputy’s reservations. Mr Little
promised Helen Kelly that the relevant legislation would be drafted and
entered into the member’s ballot.”

‘Mr Little met with the president and leader of the Cannabis Party in
Oamaru and Dunedin in early 2016. He also met with the deputy leader of
the Cannabis Party at Parliament in 2015. On each occasion he declared
that referenda on medical and recreational cannabis were planned by
Labour for the next election.’

‘Only a referendum created by an Act of Parliament can be binding.’

I have had a request to post this full report above

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