Most New Zealanders support change in drug laws - new poll
Posted on June 27 2022
The new polling, conducted by The Navigators for the NZ Drug Foundation, shows 68 percent of New Zealanders support replacing the country's antiquated 1975 Misuse of Drugs Act with a health-based approach.
Sixty-one percent support removing penalties for drug use and instead putting in place more support for education and treatment.
The online survey was conducted in early June of nearly 1500 New Zealanders who were over 18 years of age.
More information on the poll's results and methodology can be found here.Sources: NZ Drug Foundation, RNZ.