Members of the Whangarei Returned and Services Association are upset after the association was likened to New Zealand's first cannabis club.
An Auckland campaigner for drug-law reform, Dakta Green, established the country's only cannabis connoisseurs club in 2008.
More than 2000 members pay a monthly fee to smoke there, and he says the model will be replicated nationwide, starting with Northland.
Mr Green says it'll be run along similar lines to the association, on a not-for-profit basis.
The RSA's executive officer, Barry Nalder, says the comparison is repugnant.