Election 2020: Sir John Key's resounding no on cannabis referendum

NZ Herald 8 October 2020
Family First Comment: John Key gets it. Helen Clark doesn’t
“If you want to see more drugs in New Zealand society, vote yes. But if you don’t, vote no.” Key said it was a “load of nonsense” that the Government would make more money – it would instead be spending more on mental health issues, for example, he said. “In the end, if you want a society where there are more prevalent drugs and your kids are more likely to take them, vote yes. Personally, I’ll be voting no.”

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key has come out swinging against the cannabis referendum, saying it was a “load of junk” to think legalising marijuana would see the end of gangs.

And he has defended National leader Judith Collins, telling Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking today that she was doing “really really well” despite hiccups on the campaign trail.

On the cannabis referendum, Key said he would be voting no.

“The point of a referendum, right, is to give people a chance to have their say.

“Whether you want to vote yes or no for cannabis, basically, it doesn’t really matter whether Jacinda Ardern is voting one way or the other – you’ll make up your own mind.

“If you want to see more drugs in New Zealand society, vote yes. But if you don’t, vote no.”

Key said it was a “load of nonsense” that the Government would make more money – it would instead be spending more on mental health issues, for example, he said.
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