102 days ago

Poll: Should cannabis be legalised?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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.

What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us your thoughts in the comments below. (Please write NFP if you don't want your comments published in The Press/Stuff)

Read more: www.stuff.co.nz...

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Should cannabis be legalised?
  • 34.7% Yes - for medicinal and recreational use
    34.7% Complete
  • 45.3% Yes - but only for medicinal use
    45.3% Complete
  • 19.3% No - not at all
    19.3% Complete
  • 0.7% I'm not sure/something else (tell us in the comments below)
    0.7% Complete
1421 votes
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Vote for Get Growing! You could WIN!

Rachel Clare Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Calling all Get Growing lovers! NZ Gardener's ezine is in the running to win the Magshop People's Choice Award in the Webstar Magazine Media Awards. Click through to their website to vote daily and help us win!

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Half the Environment Canterbury council is standing again

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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.

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