Interview with Commissioner Helen Clark on the 2020 Referendum in New Zealand to legalize cannabis

Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, gave her support to a YES vote in the upcoming cannabis referendum.

On 4 September, the Helen Clark Foundation released a report outlining the reasons for legalizing and decriminalizing cannabis. The report’s release comes in the lead up to the referendum set for next year in New Zealand on whether to decriminalize cannabis and Clark has spoken about the need for informed debate around this issue.

Lillian Hanly of 95bFM radio in New Zealand spoke with her and started by asking her to explain the findings of the report: