Peter Dunne, the bespectacled politician in the bow-tie, was the unlikely hero of drug reform.
In May, the Associate Health Minister ventured that “some, if not all” class C drugs should be reclassified and regulated.
Outraged cries of “Minister for Stoners” were conspicuous by their absence.
That Dunne, a 63-year-old, 11-term MP should be the one to fly the kite for drug reform – and hit no particular turbulence – said a lot. Perhaps he was not such an unlikely hero after all.
Three-quarters of adult New Zealanders have tried cannabis. Diversion for low-level personal cannabis use is common. And the Government has recently made allowances for some medicinal cannabis use.
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