Grow-your-own recreational pot finds favour, but many undecided
Stuff co.nz 23 October 2018
Family First Comment: This is a crap survey. And that’s being polite. No other word for it. And the fact the media gave it some credibility shows their own agenda.
“The New Zealand Drug Trends Survey was carried out between November and February. It was promoted through a targeted Facebook campaign and was completed by more than 6300 people. 73% of the sample reported using cannabis, 33% ecstasy, 26% LSD, 20% methamphetamine, 11% cocaine and 5% morphine in the previous six months.” !!
This is not a normal survey group. It sounds like the AGM of NORML or the Green party.
Nearly three-quarters of those who took part had used cannabis in the previous six months. Despite that, Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, who led the study, said he thought respondents were a good broad demographic representation of the population, although with some bias.
The New Zealand Drug Trends Survey was carried out between November and February. It was promoted through a targeted Facebook campaign and was completed by more than 6300 people.
Seventy-three per cent of the sample reported using cannabis, 33 per cent ecstasy, 26 per cent LSD, 20 per cent methamphetamine, 11 per cent cocaine and 5 per cent morphine in the previous six months. 36 per cent did not indicate a preference.
Of about 4100 people who did show a preference, the most popular option was for home production and use only, with 27 per cent support. Another 21 per cent favoured a profit-driven market with light restrictions, similar to that in force for alcohol, while 19 per cent wanted to keep the existing situation with prohibition and criminal penalties.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108027311/growyourown-recreational-pot-finds-favour-but-many-undecided
Lack of consensus on cannabis law change
NewsHub 23 October 2018
New research shows the majority of Kiwis back a law change on cannabis.
But there’s a lack of consensus on what type of use should be legalised, and researchers say more education is needed ahead of a referendum.
A Massey University survey asked more than 6000 people what kind of regulatory regime they would prefer.
If marijuana use was legal in New Zealand, many Kiwis would prefer to grow it themselves.
Chris Wilkins, Associate Professor at Massey University, says this result came as a surprise.
“The most popular option was this home production, with no commercial selling. I think that really reflected the idea that culturally, cannabis cultivation is pretty embedded in New Zealand.”
READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/10/lack-of-consensus-on-cannabis-law-change.html