If you like this story please SHARE!

Cannabis prohibition doesn't work anywhere. It's New Zealand's turn to legalise it

A ‘yes’ in the referendum is a vote to regulate rather than criminalise a drug that’s widely used and less problematic than alcohol.

Evidence from longitudinal studies … indicates that by the age of 25, 80% of New Zealanders will have tried cannabis at least once.’ Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP

In New Zealand, cannabis is classified as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Its possession, use and supply are subject variously to penalties ranging in severity from