Where do ferners sit? I haven't heard any argument for a yes vote that makes sense to me. Places I've been in the world that decriminalised cannabis, legalisation doesn't make those cities more desirable to be in. Legalising cannabis to keep Maori out of prison is a crazy reason to do it. Improving discretion of the police to avoid prosecution in cases of possession seems like a better way to me. Considering the way kids can walk into dairies and buy ciggies and booze, and the way the party drug experience turned out, I think its unrealistic to expect people to act responsibly if the floodgates are opened.
Shane Jones has the right idea, he'll vote no because the Greens want it 😆