Radio New Zealand: Legal bid underway to dismiss cannabis referendum results

A legal bid is underway to get the results of the cannabis referendum thrown out.

A group of more than 350 people is asking the High Court to void the vote on the Cannabis and Control Bill claiming poor and inaccurate information generated confusion among voters.

And it claims the Electoral Commission reinforced that misinformation.

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The bill that would have legalised cannabis was narrowly defeated with 50.7 percent of those who voted voting against it, and 48.4 percent for it.

Drug Reform advocate Blair Anderson is one of the people taking the case and he says we heard far too much from the “no” vote during the campaign.

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