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New Zealand approves euthanasia, set to reject recreational weed

Commission says uncounted ballots could still swing cannabis vote

The preliminary results of New Zealand's referendums suggest marijuana legalization will be rejected.   © Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- New Zealand has provisionally voted to legalise euthanasia but is on course to reject law changes that would allow recreational marijuana use, the country's Electoral Commission said on Friday.

New Zealand voted on the two referendums this month while casting ballots during a general election that returned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to power.

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