По заказу компании Kiwi medicinal cannabis, Helius Therapeutics, последний опрос Horizon Research показал, что 52% of all respondents said they would vote in support of the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, пока 47% would vote against. This result would mean a small majority of around 139,300 votes for the bill, с 53% of females and 51% of males in support .
“Young adults are the strongest supporters of the bill, but they also have the lowest registration and intention to vote.”
This was the latest in a series of eight comprehensive surveys aiming to track the public’s opinion on the cannabis law reform. The same survey conducted in August, had indicated a 49.5% in support and 49.5% opposed result.
“The ‘yes’ vote has firmed up slightly, but it’s still looking very close, with public opinion set to keep shifting right up until voting closes on the evening of Saturday, 17 октября,” said Paul Manning, Chief Executive of Helius Therapeutics.
“The quality of debate and the strength of arguments for or against legalisation in the next two weeks are now critical. Turn-out of 18 to 34-year-olds will also be key. Young adults are the strongest supporters of the bill, but they also have the lowest registration and intention to vote," добавил он.
In terms of ethnicity, support levels were Māori 64%; Indian 55%; Pasifika 53%; NZ European 52%; Other European’ 50%; and Asian 41%. For the fourth time running, this last survey forced participants to vote yes or no, by not giving them an I ‘don’t know’ option.
In the last survey with an ‘I’m not sure’ option, 9% selected it. “Nearly one in 10 New Zealanders remain uncertain about how they’re going to vote on cannabis legalisation, and that includes totally committed election voters. Снова, both camps’ ability to reach and connect to the public in the coming days will be absolutely critical to the referendum result. It’s staggering that nearly 300,000 Kiwis have yet to make up their minds, which makes it quite exciting but also somewhat unpredictable,” said Mr Manning.
The key results of the last survey for all respondents were as follows:
да, I support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. нет, I do not support the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.
- 52% – for
- 47% – against
- 1% – no response
- 18 - 24 лет: 63% за / 35% против
- 25 - 34 лет: 69% за / 31% против
- 35 - 44 лет: 60% за / 40% против
- 45 - 54 лет: 57% за / 43% против
- 55 - 64 лет: 41% за / 58% против
- 65 - 74 лет: 33% за / 66% против
- 75yrs or over: 27% за / 73% против
Заметка: some results may not total 100% owing to rounding
The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme
между тем, last April New Zealand’s Health Ministry launched the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. Окончательные положения, касающиеся этой схемы, были объявлены в конце прошлого года., and since then Kiwi officials had strived to ensure that research and development licence-holders were well equipped to take the next steps. These included applying for the likes of commercial cultivation and manufacturing licences, так что местные компании могут начать производство.
The Scheme’s April 1st launch had taken effect rather quietly, however is expected to have a significant impact on the many locals who are living with conditions that may be helped by the medicinal compound. Дополнительно, это, естественно, принесет большую пользу экономике страны за счет возможностей экспорта и задействованных многочисленных отраслей, что увеличит ВВП страны..
Дополнительно, инициатива действует через GMP (Надлежащая производственная практика) стандарты, которые обеспечат качество и согласованность лекарств на основе каннабиноидов. Это служит для того, чтобы гарантировать врачам, что они назначают безопасные и высококачественные продукты.
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