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#makeitlegal Cannabis Referendum Conference 2018

#makeitlegal Cannabis Referendum Conference 2018


Cannabis Referendum Conference 2018
Friday November 9, Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Featuring MPs Chlöe Swarbrick, Greg O’Connor and Ginny Anderson; Rebecca Reider, Dr Eric Crampton, Manu Caddie, Dr Fiona Hutton, Nandor Tanczos and the Cannabis Coalition team with more speakers and full timetable to be announced.

Registration fee includes lunch & tea/coffee breaks. Registrations here:

Presented by the Cannabis Referendum Coalition with support from NORML NZ, The Hemp Foundation, Socialist Aotearoa, People Against Prisons, Auckland Patients Group.

The Cannabis Referendum Coalition invites serious advocates and campaigners to join us in Wellington for our inaugural conference – to learn and plan with common purpose so we can win the upcoming referendum on legalising cannabis.

Limited Concession prices available at the discretion of CRC. Please apply via email with your reasoning and application for a concession ticket code.

We can change the law – help #MakeItLegal

About Us

About Us

The #makeitlegal Campaign is a network of individuals and organisations campaigning for a strong YES vote in the upcoming cannabis referendum at the 2020 general election. Our purpose is to get a high percentage of voters to:
a) turn out and vote; and
b) vote YES to progressive law reform, whatever the question
We intend to operate as a networked campaign. This means our partners may run their own campaigns, and hold their own key messages while still working co-operatively with other law reform groups.
Within a networked campaign, partners have opportunities to support each other’s campaign activities – mobilising cross supporter action with greater reach and engagement than an individual group could achieve alone.
The #makeitlegal campaign will enable supporting organisations that are not traditionally cannabis law reform groups to show their support for law reform without having to run a campaign themselves.
We will work to educate the public on key points around cannabis law reform – such as the issue of whether people should be able to grow their own and what a regulated legal market might mean.
Our core organizers will train and activate remote leaders who, in turn, will guide teams of supporters – building their capacity. Our local teams will fundraise, educate, organise gigs and events, and carry out on-the-ground campaigning during the run up to the referendum – being a visible presence in communities to provide information to voters to help inform their voting decision.
Supporters include:
Supporting organisations are welcome to join the coalition to indicate their support for cannabis law reform – commitment is as much or as little as your organisation wants to put into it. For more information on becoming a coalition partner please contact

Resolutions of the 2018 Cannabis Referendum Conference, Wellington

Resolutions of the 2018 Cannabis Referendum Conference, Wellington

Resolutions of the Cannabis Referendum Conference, held at the James Cook Hotel, Wellington, on Friday 9 November 2018.

This Conference:

Commends the Coalition Government for its intention to hold a referendum on the legal status of cannabis at or before the next election.

Expects that all political parties and all Members of Parliament commit to enacting the outcomes of the referendum in good faith.

Proposes that the referendum be worded to test public support for two separate questions: that adults be allowed to grow and possess cannabis for personal use, and be allowed to purchase cannabis and cannabis products from licensed premises.

Calls for a properly resourced public discussion to provide impartial and accurate information to help the public make an informed decision.