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  •   Home > News > Politics

    The Greens are reassuring the rural community, ahead of preliminary referendum results out on Friday

    The Greens are reassuring the rural community, ahead of preliminary referendum results out on Friday


    Some are concerned legalising recreational cannabis would pose dangers to farm staff operating large, expensive machinery.

    But drug reform spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick says legalisation would control cannabis and reduce harm.

    She says it would remove guesswork, and users could get information on how long the drug will impair them.

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    Environment:
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    Cycling:
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    Health & Safety:
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    Business:
    Queenstown's been the pick of the country for Australian tourists under the quarantine-free bubble 7:47

    Christchurch:
    One person is receiving hospital treatment for burns suffered in house fire in Christchurch 7:27

    Cricket:
    Canterbury all-rounder Daryl Mitchell and Auckland batsman Glenn Phillips have been granted centralised cricket contracts for the first time after break-out international seasons 7:07

    Law and Order:
    A man's been arrested over the trashing of a Christchurch St John ambulance facility 21:57


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