Make It Legal New Zealand 2020
Make It Legal : For a strong YES vote in the 2020 Cannabis Referendum.Nationwide
Make It legal is the campaign to get a strong YES vote in the New Zealand Cannabis Referendum - set to be held on the 17th October 2020, at the same time as the General Election.
[Note: the election was moved from 19th September to 17th October due to Covid-19]
When we get more than 50% of voters voting yes, the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill will be sent through the parliamentary process, including Select Committee and public consultation and will legalise cannabis.
We need 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. 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.
So please donate - even $4.20 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 Make It Legal campaign e.g. publicity, campaigning, marketing, research and polling.
If you want to become a Make It Legal volunteer please contact WeCan@makeitlegal.nz
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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To extend our campaign for the four week election period postponement we need another $25,000.
That could be $25 from 1,000 people or $1,000 from 25 people.
Your support means we can reach the rest of New Zealand to educate and encourage the yes vote.
What will legalisation mean?
A report released this week showed legalisation would net the Government $640 million per year. $675m a year that could be used for health services. (Other levies would add up to get to over a billion per year in revenue.)
Health interventions under legalisation could see the number of cannabis users with long-term health conditions drop by between 4600 and 5900, and a reduction in the number of users with mental health diagnoses of between 6500 and 7800.
That would see fewer cannabis-related hospitalisations, fewer users leaving school without qualifications, and an increase in employability along with a $280 to $380 increase in annual incomes.
The latest polls have the yes vote at 49.5% - so close! Help us make the final push to get legalisation over the line.
For more information about donations and what we spend it on check out our website: https://www.makeitlegal.nz/
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This page was created on 30 Jul 2018 and closes on 17 Nov 2020.