Cannabis could soon be sold and grown legally in New Zealand, but in Christchurch it seems there is little rush to immerse the city's bars, cafes and shops in a new drug culture.
The Government announced on Tuesday that the public will decide on whether the drug should be legalised through a referendum at next year's general election.
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34.7% Yes - for medicinal and recreational use34.7% Complete
45.3% Yes - but only for medicinal use45.3% Complete
19.3% No - not at all19.3% Complete
0.7% I'm not sure/something else (tell us in the comments below)0.7% Complete
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It will be the first fully democratic Environment Canterbury (ECan) election for 12 years but only one councillor sacked by the National government in 2010 is keen to stand again.
Nominations for candidates for the seven regional constituencies closed on Friday yesterday at midday, with 39 received for the 14 positions at the council table.
Six of the 12 current councillors are standing again, but Rik Tindall is the only member of the regional council dismissed more than nine years ago willing to have another go.