NZ needs to rethink its drug laws - researcher

Chris Wilkins (Paul Henry)
Chris Wilkins (Paul Henry)

New Zealand needs to find a balance between cannabis prohibition and legalisation according to a drug researcher.

Massey University’s Chris Wilkins says it would be the right move to treat drug use as a health issue rather than a criminal one.

"We're in kind of a schizophrenic situation where we're leading the world with legal highs, but with cannabis we're very conservative." "There's more options than just prohibition and a commercial, profit-driven market like we have for tobacco and alcohol. We know that tobacco and alcohol model has a lot of problems."