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Make It Legal New Zealand 2020

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#makeitlegal : For a strong YES vote in the 2020 Cannabis Referendum.

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#Makeitlegal is the campaign to get a strong YES vote in the upcoming New Zealand Cannabis Referendum - set to be held at the 2020 general elections. This referendum will be binding - meaning if we get more than 50% of voters voting yes, cannabis law reform will happen.

We need to get out to people all through NZ to have conversations about cannabis law reform and what the government is proposing with the referendum. We will need billboards, social media and information to hand out. This Givealittle page will help us raise the funds we need to do that.

New Zealand is well overdue for a change to our drug laws and the time is now.

All over the world, countries are moving to change their drug laws so that cannabis is dealt with as a health issue, not a crime. Portugal, Canada, Colorado, and California are leading examples of why change is a good thing, with law reform leading to reduced drug use and drug related crime, better healthcare available to people who need it, and fewer people in prison for harmless drug incidents.

But it is expensive to run a referendum campaign, and we are not part of any political party or organisation i.e. we are not funded. And as referendum campaigners will need to follow all the same rules as a political campaign - including financial reporting and limits on what we can do.

So please donate - even $5 can go along way!

What happens to your donation?

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Make It Legal NZ Trust (an Incorporated Society).

Campaign funds will be used for activities to promote the upcoming cannabis referendum and the #makeitlegal campaign e.g. publicity, campaigning, marketing, research and polling. If we raise sufficient funds we will be able to employ a campaign manager and other key people. Having dedicated, skilled campaigners will increase our chances of achieving law reform.

If you want to become a #makeitlegal supporter please contact

"I believe that drug policy needs to evolve from a substance-based to a people-centred approach. Harm reduction, prevention, and evidence-based treatment have shown their effectiveness around the world. I have witnessed this from New Zealand to Belarus. Now is the time to address the policy barriers to better outcomes."

Helen Clark - a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy

Use of funds

Campaign funds will be used to campaign during the upcoming Cannabis Referendum.

Campaign funds will be managed by us to ensure sound financial oversight; and transparently tracked via an open working budget using Google Sheets.

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Latest update

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Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill announced  3 December 2019

Posted by: Make It Legal Aotearoa New Zealand

The government has released the draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. You can see it here:

Now we have the detail, its time to gear up and start campaigning. We need your help to print flyers and get signs up all over NZ.

We Can Make It Legal!

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Latest donations

  • Jim

    Jim on 06 Mar 2020



  • Kerri

    Kerri on 24 Feb 2020



  • Luke

    Luke on 21 Feb 2020


    Let's Make It Legal! Educate the masses! Family First have deep pockets and their money knows no bounds, sadly... hopefully we can beat their cherrypicked fear-mongering. I'd suggest that anyone looking for education correspond with Dr. David Bearman in California, or buy the book entitled "The Case For Cannabis Law Reform" by Vince McLeod on TradeMe as it seems to blow all the anti arguments away! Another good book which details the history of prohibition would be "Chasing The Scream." I really hope this referendum passes! :)


  • Alan

    Alan on 21 Feb 2020



  • Reuben

    Reuben on 21 Feb 2020


    Free up the strains of justice that holds medijuanna prisoner


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