Given that this is a topic that will be an ongoing political issue in NZ for some considerable time – this is the first in a series of posts about this issue and related matters
So Andrew Little has released the approach being taken regarding the cannabis referendum
There are several immediate concerns which come to mind and no doubt as things are clarified over the coming months some will prove to be unfounded. Though I will be pleasantly surprised if that proves to be the case.
First though let us address the rather peculiar interpretation placed on the concept of binding used by Mr. Little (from Jane Patterson at RNZ)
Cabinet ministers have agreed the referendum will be binding, based on agreement by all three governing parties.
“The voters’ choice will be binding because all of the parties that make up the current government…
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