Was New Zealand's ‘no’ vote on cannabis legalization a result of misinformation?

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Dr. Fiona Hutton, an associate professor in the Institute of Criminology at New Zealand’s Victoria University, says the ‘no’ vote on the country’s cannabis referendum is a victory for those who traffic in fear-mongering and misinformation. Writing in The Guardian , Hutton says she been reduced to tears in the aftermath of the close vote, where 50.7 per cent of voters said ‘no’ to legal weed. “I have been receiving heartbreaking emails from people thanking me for my work to try and get the evidence out there, to try and stem the tide of fear-mongering and misinformation about cannabis and those who use it,” she writes. New Zealand cannabis legalization expected to fail Clock is ticking as Mexico approaches deadline to legalize cannabis Great ‘green’ broom sweeps across the U.S., clearing the path to legalize weed in several states One of the loudest critical voices against the referendum belonged to the ‘Say Nope to Dope’ campaign, which was provided information by U.S. organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). SAM is led by Kevin Sabet, an advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control. “We’re 100 per cent funded by concerned Kiwi families, we’ve got nothing to hide,” Aaron…

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