Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne’s dramatically changed his views on drug policy over the past eight years.
Imagine a New Zealand where you could have any drug, without fear of running into trouble with the law.
It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds, although it’s hard to believe that Peter Dunne – the mild-mannered, bowtie-wearing associate health minister – could be the one pushing for it.
Our current law isn’t stopping New Zealanders from using drugs.
This year’s Global Drug Survey quizzed 3795 Kiwis about their drug habits. Of them, 70.8 per cent said they’d used illegal drugs in the past, with 42.7 per cent using them in the past 12 months, and 13.6 per cent in the last month.