“Funding for alcohol and drug addiction services will increase, and drug addiction will be treated as a health issue. Medicinal cannabis will be made available for people with terminal illnesses or in chronic pain. As part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement with the Green Party, this government is committed to holding a referendum on legalising the personal use of cannabis at, or by, the 2020 election.”
Failed to deliver.
The Ministry of Health is still analysing feedback on a proposed scheme. The first regulations aren’t expected until some time in 2020. Meanwhile, National researched and developed a credible regime which the Government could have picked up and implemented by now, but they ignored it.