New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, however preliminary outcomes launched Friday confirmed they seemingly wouldn’t legalize marijuana.

With about 83 per cent of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure with 65 per cent voting in favour and 34 per cent voting in opposition to.

The “No” vote on marijuana was a lot nearer, with 53 per cent voting in opposition to legalizing the drug for leisure use and 46 per cent voting in favour. That left open a slight probability the measure might nonetheless move as soon as all particular votes had been counted subsequent week, though it could require an enormous swing.

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