Jacinda Ardern admits to smoking cannabis during debate with rival for New Zealand primeministership

In a fiery leadership debate with Judith Collins, her opponent for the New Zealand Prime Ministership, Jacinda Ardern had previously admitted smoking cannabis.

Collins again adopted a combative stance that seemed to unsettle Ardern in the second of four national debates leading to the October 17 vote.

Kiwis will also be voting on cannabis and euthanasia legalisation models along with their next parliamentarians as they head to the polls.

While both politicians have dedicated themselves to voting for the legislation for the end-of – life, they hold different opinions on cannabis.

Collins, and her entire caucus, have vowed to vote against the ‘reeferendum.’

Ardern declined to disclose how she was voting, saying that she wanted the vote to be politically free, but admitted for the first time that she was trying the drug.

“Yes I did. A long time ago,” she told debate moderator Paddy Gower.

Previously, the Labour leader deferred on the topic, saying “I was once a Mormon and then I wasn’t, that’s how I’ll put that”.

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