4 Dec 2019

Mixed views on cannabis in Nelson

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 4 December 2019

New Zealanders are set to decide whether or not to give the green light to legalising cannabis use next year.

The government has published a draft bill setting out the rules for the use, purchase, growth and sale of recreational cannabis with the public to vote on the issue in a referendum at the next election.

Nelson is one of the country's cannabis-growing hot-spots, and ranks third behind Northland and the North Island east coast for the number of plants police seized last year.

So RNZ's Top of the South reporter Tracy Neal went to ask people on the street what they think.