One of the talking points heading into the 2017 election was whether any of the major parties would move to legalise or decriminalise cannabis use.
Barring the Greens, they all ultimately said they wouldn't, which might explain the groundswell of support for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party coming from prison teams in Whanganui and Rangitikei (19.8 and 16.4 percent respectively).
However, the votes haven't come from inmates locked up for cannabis-related crimes, as prisoners aren't allowed to vote in New Zealand. The votes have most likely come from family and friends of the jailbirds - or the prison staff themselves - who don't believe those locked up for cannabis are deserving of their punishment.
Otago Polytechnic's voting booth also attracted 16.4 percent of votes for the Legalise Cannabis Party.