Ross Bell shows how it went wrong from there.
As I understand things, there are still a few potential ways through. If something has been proven safe overseas in human trials, that might be good enough.
But it remains profoundly disappointing that New Zealand's liberal ACT Party, under John Banks, helped to kill substantive real drug law reform through its advocacy for a ban on animal testing. John Banks cares a lot about beagles and that's lovely. But he, and ACT, did very real harm here.