Related video: The Newshub Reid-Research poll last week shows most voters will vote ‘no’ in the referendum. Credits: Video – Newshub; Image – Getty Images

Experts in cannabis are discussing whether or not recreational use of the drug should be legalised in the referendum.

Thirteen panelists are taking part in Newshub’s The Cannabis Question, hosted by Patrick Gower.

The panelists are from across the spectrum on legalising the recreational use, and include former Prime Minister Helen Clark, former Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor Juliet Gerrard.

The latest UMR polling, released by the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Drug Foundation, shows 49 percent are in favour of legalising recreational use of the drug and 45 percent are opposed.

That’s a lot closer than last week’s Newshub-Reid Research poll, which showed 50.5 percent don’t support legalising recreational use and 37.9 said they do. 

Where do you stand on legalising recreational cannabis? Have your say in our straw poll below. Having trouble viewing the poll? Click here.

Disclaimer: This straw poll is not scientific and closes after 24 hours.


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