(Reuters) – New Zealand has provisionally voted to legalise euthanasia however is on target to reject regulation adjustments that will enable leisure marijuana use, the nation’s Electoral Fee stated on Friday.
New Zealand voted on the 2 referendums this month whereas casting ballots throughout a normal election that returned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to energy.
Issuing preliminary outcomes, the fee stated there are practically half 1,000,000 principally overseas-based particular votes nonetheless to be counted. These votes is not going to be sufficient to change the vote on euthanasia however could also be sufficient to swing the rely on leisure marijuana, it stated.
Full outcomes can be revealed on Nov 6, however with greater than 65.2% of voters in favour of the lately handed laws allowing euthanasia, assisted suicide will come into regulation in late 2021.
New Zealand’s Electoral Fee stated 53.1% of voters opposed the nation turning into solely the third to legalise the grownup use and sale of hashish, following Canada and Uruguay.
In 2017, Ardern supported the hashish referendum plan with a purpose to safe sufficient assist to kind a coalition authorities.
(Reporting by Colin Packham; Modifying by Tom Hogue)
Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.