NZ Drug Foundation's Ross Bell on legalising cannabis

  • 15/08/2016

A majority of the public wants to change the law around cannabis use, according to new research from the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

Sixty-four percent of respondents think possessing a small amount of cannabis for personal use should be either legal or decriminalised.

That's compared to a minority 34 percent who are in favour of retaining our current laws.

As far as using cannabis for medicinal purposes, a whopping 82 percent are in favour of decriminalising or legalising its use for terminal patients.

Of course, this all comes after Labour leader Andrew Little suggested his party would look at holding a referendum on decriminalising cannabis if it came to power.

New Zealand Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell joined Paul Henry on Monday.