Good news, New Zealand will hold a referendum on whether to legalize cannabis for recreational use at the general election in 2020. As of now a vote in favor of legalization would make New Zealand the first Asia Pacific country to allow its recreational use.

“We’ve long advocated for a binding referendum with legislation setting out a clear, evidence-based regulatory framework. That way, we avoid a Brexit-type situation figuring out what a ‘yes’ vote means after the fact, and cut grey moral panic from the debate,” Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick said on Twitter.

File photo of a woman smoking marijuana. New Zealanders will vote on legalizing the drug in 2020. (CNN)New Zealand may become the first Asia-Pacific country — and only the third worldwide — to legalize marijuana . A binding referendum on legalization will be held alongside the next general election […]

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