Why did New Zealand's referendum to legalise recreational cannabis fail?

@article{Rychert2021WhyDN,
  title={Why did New Zealand's referendum to legalise recreational cannabis fail?},
  author={Marta Rychert and Chris Wilkins},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2021}
}
New Zealand recently held the world's first national referendum on cannabis legalisation involving a detailed bill to regulate retail sale and supply of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) adult use (i.e. the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill; CLCB). The referendum generated significant domestic debate and lobbying from both sides of the issue. The CLCB was narrowly defeated, with 48.4% voting to support versus 50.7% opposed. In this commentary, we discuss the referendum campaigns and… 
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