National Party’s answer: NoThe ruling party doesn't have any specific pro-reform plans except tweaks to the medicinal cannabis regime, and has consistently opposed calls to relax the law around recreational drug use. Former prime minister John Key rejected the idea of a cannabis referendum and Prime Minister Bill English said he doesn't want legalisation or any kind of trade-based cannabis industry. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is not in favour of decriminalisation.Source
New Zealand First’s answer: No, we should pass tougher drug lawsThe justice policy hints at a pro-reform approach, calling for "real and enduring solutions to offending" and "attitudes which encourage rather than attack the abuse of drugs and...Source
The Opportunities Party’s political stances on drug policy
The Opportunities Party’s answer: Yes, for most but not all drugsThe Opportunities Party personally submitted this answer on July 12th, 2017. This organization should be praised for their direct communication with voters and commitment to transparency in politics.Learn more about this organization on their WebsiteSource
ACT’s answer: Yes"We should be moving towards greater awareness of what some of the side effects of prohibition are and one of them is that it provides a source of revenue for gangs."
"If you look around the world increasingly what countries are saying is that if you stop giving them a market by prohibiting illicit substances, you actually you actually defund them, and I think that's a debate that New Zealand will have in due course."Source
Conservative Party’s answer: NoTougher drug policing and sentencing, including reasonable-cause testing. The Conservative Party believes that cannabis must remain illegal. Legislation and penalties for cannabis cultivation, distribution and personal use to be tightened up, and increased.Source
Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party’s political stances on drug policy