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The preliminary results from the referendums on two major social questions reflect a potential significant shift in social attitudes in New Zealand.
With most votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed voluntary euthanasia. Sixty-five percent said "yes" to the proposition on the right to die, putting the country on track to become one of the few that permits assisted suicide.
The proposal to legalize recreational marijuana was much closer. New Zealanders narrowly rejected it by a margin of 53% to 46%.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
What does it say about a society that approves of suicide but criminalizes a drug that can ease pain?
At least their Prime Minister voted yes on both bills even if the majority of their society doesn't see the hypocrisy of their own vote.
i say this fully aware just how hypocritical the US is on many issues.