New Zealand has voted against legalising cannabis.
The preliminary results released at 2pm on Friday 30 October show 53.1% of votes against the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, and 46.1% in support.
The results are still preliminary. There are still 480,000 special votes, around 17 per cent of the total votes, which will not be released until Friday November 6.
Special votes could potentially change the result, but the margin may be too large to overcome.