Listening to the experts is a bit of a theme these days. Everyone says they are. Politicians especially. However to look at the odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum on cannabis legalization, perhaps not. Health experts have come out as pro-legalization. So, you’d expect this to be a shoo-in, right? Unfortunately, online betting sites in New Zealand like Bet365 still think the no vote will win out. So are they right or are recent polls a more accurate assessment?
It’s actually quite hard to credit anyone might say no. It’s 2020. There are bigger issues at hand than what people are smoking. However, drug legalization carries with it quite the stigma, even in Jacinda’s paradise. The fear, that anyone who looks at a joint at a party today is a heroin addict tomorrow, persists. The alarmist disinformation of previous generations casts a shadow overview still firmly held by many. Those odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum are their fault.
“It’s time to take the same fresh approach to cannabis law and put public health first.” Said Prof Michael Baker of the University of Otago. He was drawing a comparison with the radical tactics employed to combat the ongoing public health crisis. Online sportsbook sites in New Zealand don’t seem to feel anyone’s listening. That’s why the odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum vote aren’t changing. “Our prohibition model for cannabis is outdated and doesn’t work.” States Baker.
Some Polls Show Yes Vote Edging Ahead
That is arguable. Certainly, prohibitions have a poor track record. New Zealand knows this. Yet they still might vote to continue the ban. The odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum point that way at present. This is because their rampant gang problem meshes with illegal drug supply. This tars cannabis with an ugly brush. Thus, it is very easy to slander what is felt, in many places now, a recreational choice not a trendy suicide bid. Suicide bids are something else they’re voting on.
NZ 2020 Legalization Vote
- Bet On Cannabis Legalization – 5/4
- Bet On Cannabis Prohibition – 1/2
Whilst you can get odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum on cannabis legalization, you can’t on their euthanasia vote. Perhaps New Zealand gambling laws prohibit such things. They make for quite a pair of ballots. If they won’t let you kill yourself perhaps they’ll let you get stoned. Or, I suppose, if they won’t let you get stoned you may be allowed to kill yourself. Of course, if they vote yes in both and you’ll be able to smoke yourself to death. What a way to go.
Bet365 Offers Odds On The New Zealand 2020 Referendum
One ray of hope is that recent polls have seen support creep up. At least in some polls. The manically different results the various companies give make them look as if they’re on drugs. Or paid for by people making them. The best anyone can say with any certainty is that it’s a little more 50/50 than the odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum seem to indicate. The bookies like Bet365 have had the No vote in the lead at 1/2 for quite a while. Yes only gets 5/4 now.
2020 NZ Election Odds
- The Opportunities Party – 150/1
- New Conservative Party – 150/1
- Maori Party – 100/1
- New Zealand First – 33/1
- Green Party – 20/1
- National party – 5/1
- Labour Party – 1/14
- See more odds at bet365…
This isn’t quite as short as the odds on Jacinda Ardern winning her election. She’s so far ahead a bet on Jacinda Ardern is barely worth the effort. A bet on sports in New Zealand will earn you better rewards. But that’s why the odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum on cannabis are so interesting. The vote will be a neat encapsulation of national development. Or the lack of it. Will the Kiwis have learned their lesson? Will they listen to the experts? Has this year sunk in yet?
We take a look at the fascinating odds on the New Zealand 2020 referendum on Cannabis legalization as the nation goes to the polls for a general election.