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Transport industry organisations are urging those working in the industry to “get the facts” before voting in the cannabis law reform referendum.

Transport Forum CEO Nick Leggett said the legalisation of recreational cannabis would have an impact on road safety, and the road was the workplace of those in freight transport, so people needed to be well informed when they voted.

“The first step is to be clear that this is a vote for recreational, not medicinal cannabis use,” he said.

“Medicinal cannabis is legal in New Zealand, via prescription from a doctor. If people tell you they need it for pain relief, or stress, or any other ill, tell them to go to the doctor and get a prescription.

“More importantly from our perspective, we believe the Bill, as drafted, gives no consideration to the principle of safety, on the road and in the workplace. We all share the roads – that’s pedestrians, cyclists, car and truck drivers – and everyone wants their loved ones to come home from work each…

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