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New Zealanders will be able to vote on whether they want to legalize cannabis in a referendum next year. The draft law under consideration would allow people over the age of 20 to purchase the drug. New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalizing cannabis during the 2020 general election, the government announced Tuesday. Justice Minister Andrew Little said the vote would be binding, but it will ultimately be up to the next administration to enact the legislation. Little said voters would be asked “a simple Yes/No question on the bases of a draft piece of legislation.” The draft law will include: ‘Greatest opportunity’ for reform in 40 years Little said the coalition government was committed “to a health-based approach to drugs, to minimize harm and take control away from criminals.”  The referendum was part of a confidence and supply agreement the Green Party negotiated with the governing Labour Party. New Zealand to vote on cannabis legalization

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