30 Oct, 2020 02:22 AM
But Justice Minister Andrew Little says current drug laws will be reviewed to ensure that people whose worst offence is drug possession are “almost automatically” given a health referral rather than face prosecution.
Currently, only about 10.7 per cent of people caught by police are given a health referral, according to police data.
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The preliminary referendum results, revealed today, showed 53.1 per cent voting “no” on legalising cannabis for personal use, while 46.1 per cent voted “yes”.
The final result won’t be announced…
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