Cannabis smokers from around the country are calling for a new referendum as “they were too busy getting wasted bro”.
Local Coromandel stoner Rangi Kakariki told Newsgrub
I fucking wish I could vote. I totally forgot. I woke up in the morning and ate some left over Dominos pizza which is sitting next to my PS4, smoked a few bongs and then my uncle Hemi came over for a few spots. I ended up eating a heap of food and was fucking blazed as. Anyways, I chucked on the TV and saw that it was voting day. I couldn’t find my keys I forgot where I left them, I was high as a kite. Anyways, about 2 hours later I found my keys in the empty Dominos box.Rangi Kakariki
With an estimated 17 per cent of votes still to be counted, 65.2 per cent voted in support of the End of Life Choice Act, while 53.1 per cent voted against the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.
Supporters of cannabis reform were looking for at least a close margin in the preliminary referendum results, which were released at 2pm.
Recent polls had the “no” vote on legalising cannabis substantially ahead of the “yes” vote.
After the announcement, Justice Minister Andrew Little said the chances of special votes flipping the cannabis referendum result were very remote.
“The probability of that is so low to be virtually non-existent.”
Based on 480,000 special votes, 32 per cent “no” and 68 per cent “yes” would change the result of the cannabis referendum.
ACT leader David Seymour thanked MPs for supporting the End of Life Choice Bill through Parliament.FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA