How a referendum on personal use of cannabis could look

20/10/2017

An internal party email has revealed a raft of policy concessions for the Greens in Government, including a referendum on the full legalisation of the personal use of cannabis.

The Labour Party also appears to have promised a major increase in the Conservation budget, massive bumps to funding across social issues and an overhaul of the welfare system - a policy former co-leader Metiria Turei bet on and lost her job over.

In the email to members, it was also revealed the Greens were expecting stronger laws to regulate and improve the quality of water and the wind-down of government funding for irrigation.

Joining Ali Mau on Drive to discuss this is Ross Bell from the New Zealand Drug Foundation.