New Zealand Set to Reject Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization, According to Preliminary Election Results


Preliminary election results show that New Zealand is set to reject adult-use cannabis legalization, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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The country’s Electoral Commission has reported that 53.1% of voters opposed the cannabis referendum, according to the news outlet, but also said there are nearly half a million mostly overseas special votes that have not yet been counted and that might be enough to get legalization across the finish line.

Full results are expected to be published Nov. 6, according to U.S. News & World Report.

If successful, the referendum would make New Zealand the third country to legalize the adult use and sale of cannabis, following Canada and Uruguay.

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