I have been led to believe, that as long as this current right-wing Govt. remains in power, in Aotearoa/NZ.. there will likely be no further drug reforms, in the forseeable future. Well.. yesterday there was a surprise resignation of the current Prime Minister (with his, “just say NO to drugs” attitude).
The current polls & speculation was that, in the run up to next years, scheduled General Election.. the current opposition would have a very uphill battle to make this change. BUT; now the ‘political playing field’ is looking more level, there is ‘a glimmer of hope’ ?
Of course, even with a move to the left, there is no guarantees of reform.. BUT a greater possibility; esp. Medicinal cannabis reform, as has been mentioned, by parties of the centre-left.
Fingers crossed 🙂