New Zealand has voted to legalise euthanasia but could reject recreational cannabis use following two referendums that were part of this month’s general election, the country’s Electoral Commission said on Friday. Al Jazeera reports that issuing preliminary results, the commission said more than 65.2 percent of voters were in favour of the legislation permitting euthanasia but nearly half a million votes have yet to be counted and the final results will be released on November 6. The “yes” vote means New Zealand joins a small group of nations and territories including the Netherlands and Canada that have legalised euthanasia and the government has to ensure the legislation, which applies only to the terminally ill and includes numerous safeguards, is implemented by October 2021.