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#makeitlegal 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

We are all grown up!  16 July 2019

The Make It legal Aotearoa Trust is finally all set up and we have our own bank accounts. Woo hoo!

We wish to give a huge thank you to NORML NZ who have been 'babysitting' us while we set everything up - letting us use one of their bank accounts and helping us with financial processes to keep money safe.

But... now we have our own bank accounts and all donations will go into that account. We will still have the same financial oversight (through our Trustees), and accounting practices to make sure every cent is spent bringing in legal regulation for cannabis.

Also, because its a referendum, we will be keeping detailed accounts as we my have to report all income and expenditure to the Electoral Commission after the referendum.

Thanks for supporting #makeitlegal, and helping us campaign for cannabis law reform. Your donations are vital to making it happen.


The #makeitlegal Team

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Jul 2019



  • Jack Diamond

    Jack Diamond on 26 Jul 2019



  • Susanne

    Susanne on 26 Jul 2019


    Come on people, chip in - you all want change but the only way to get it, is lump $$ together and get the REAL information out there.


  • Gary Chiles

    Gary Chiles on 25 Jul 2019



  • Gary Chiles

    Gary Chiles on 18 Jul 2019



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