I'm kind of hopeful that New Zealand will legalize medicinal marijuana in the near future. I really don't understand why cannabis is illegal. It's been proven to be one of the most powerful natural medicines in the world. THC and cannabanoids within cannabis have been shown to have anti-tumor effects which kill cancer cells. It is also shown to have great effects on patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Arthritis and a whole wide array of auto-immune diseases. The effects of the cannabanoids suppress the immune system and reduce/prevent the immune system attacking itself affect.
How can marijuana be classified as a drug? It has never killed anyone in its 10,000 year recorded history of human use. More people die from eating peanuts than smoking marijuana.
Seems like many states in America are starting to decriminalize and often legalize medicinal marijuana and marijuana for recreational purposes. Uruguay was recently the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis. Maybe it's only a matter of time before other countries start to follow this trend.