New poll puts cannabis legalisation support at 49 percent

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 6 October 2020

Cannabis advocates say the drug is on track to become legal, according to the results of a new survey published this morning.

But the referendum on the proposed legalisation remains a very tight race.

The poll, conducted by UMR and comissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Drug Foundation, found 49 percent in favour and 45 percent against.

Kathy Errington is the chief executive of the Helen Clark Foundation.