The New Zealand Law Society have produced a great summary of the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill 2020. One of the interesting points they have highlighted is that one of the goals of the Cannabis Regulatory Authority is to get New Zealander’s to ultimate smoke less cannabis rather than more over time.
Other goals are
- promotes the well-being of New Zealanders; and
- reduces the multiple harms associated with cannabis use; and
- reduces the overall use of cannabis over time.
So, perhaps counter intuitively, a Yes vote will actually help to reduce cannabis consumption in New Zealand.