What New Zealand will vote on:
The draft legislation the Government announced New Zealand will vote on at the 2020 election will include:
- A minimum age of 20 to use and purchase recreational cannabis
- Regulations and commercial supply controls
- Limited home-growing options
- A public education programme
- Stakeholder engagement
- “There will be a clear choice for New Zealanders in a referendum at the 2020 General Election. Cabinet has agreed there will be a simple Yes/No question on the basis of a draft piece of legislation,” Justice Minister Andrew Little said in May.
The Cabinet paper outlining details of the referendum highlights how legislation will include “licensed premises” which could “provide an opportunity for staff to monitor and promote safe consumption” of cannabis.
It says full regulation would limit cannabis consumption to private homes and licensed premises, and the drug could not be purchased online or by remote sale.
The Cabinet paper also acknowledged that should cannabis be legalised, the “model must promote equity and improve opportunities for Māori”, as Māori are “more likely to receive a cannabis-related conviction than non-Māori”.
Even here the “special people” want special treatment. To not do so would be “racist” and against the Te Treeety. Never thought it was a race thing before. I guess their desire for more money knows no bounds.
I would at a guess say since most of the cannabis is sold by the gangs, and most of the gangs being Maori, that the answer to this is in their own hands. Stop peddling drugs to your own kind and the problem of maori getting convictions just might go away.