Medicinal cannabis may become more readily available in New Zealand.
That comes as a ONE News/Colmar Brunton poll shows more Kiwis are open to the idea of greater use of medicinal marijuana for health purposes.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is undertaking a review of the national drug policy and drug laws and says while there's been no relaxation of laws on recreational drug use, he's open to more medicinal products being available if they undergo a comprehensive testing regime.
The poll shows 47% of people think marijuana should be legal for medical cases, with nearly a quarter saying it should remain illegal.
Just nine percent believe marijuana should be legalised for general use while 21% say possession of a small amount should only incur a fine and no criminal conviction.
There is one product on the market currently that contains cannabis derivatives - it's called Sativex and 48 Kiwis are allowed to use it.