Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne wants the laws around Class C drugs, such as marijuana, to be softened. He's proposed a move from the drugs being covered by the Crimes Act to the Psychoactive Substances Act, which could lead to a legal market. But Prime Minister Bill English has squashed the idea, saying he's against open trade.
Professor Chris Wilkins, Drugs Team Leader Massey University, has just released a model for the regulation of legal recreational cannabis.
He's just presented his ideas in Denmark at the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference.