The vote to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is set to spark a rise in research and medical access.
The "Cancard", devised by campaigner Carly Barton, would effectively decriminalise possession for patients.
But the opposition National Party calls the new law “lazy and dangerous”.
And what could be done to fix them.
Here's what you'll likely be able to get, what it treats and how it'll make you feel.
A new study also reveals widespread support for the further relaxation of cannabis laws.
Medicinal cannabis should be available to all NHS patients, say campaigners.
You'll be able to buy it from the pharmacy - but not smoke it.
What's coming up this month in Parliament, and what it means for patients, growers and consumers.
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