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Cost benefit analysis shows drug law reform stacks up

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:14 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Extra investment by government in drug treatment, education and harm reduction will more than pay for itself, an independent economic cost benefit analysis released today shows. Shamubeel Eaqub from Sense Partners, who prepared the report, found ... More >>

Lessons must be learnt from meth report

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 3:42 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The report into Housing New Zealand’s response to so-called methamphetamine contamination contains hard lessons for the government and its agencies on how to properly address complex drug issues, and reveals the harms caused by HNZ’s action were more widespread ... More >>

New survey results show legal cannabis a real possibility

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 8:44 am | NZ Drug Foundation

A new survey conducted by the NZ Drug Foundation shows two thirds of New Zealand voters support changing the country’s outdated cannabis law, with outright legalisation being the most popular option. More >>

Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:35 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

AnchorCanada’s landmark decision to introduce a strictly regulated legal cannabis market is a public health win, and something the New Zealand government should look to emulate. More >>

Strong justification to rein in meth testing industry

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:10 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The announcement today that Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford will introduce regulations reining in the methamphetamine testing industry is very welcome. More >>

Drug Foundation: government’s medical cannabis bill

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:18 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The Drug Foundation welcomed the government’s announcement to establish a government-run medical cannabis scheme as part of its First 100 Days commitment. More >>

New Approach to Dealing with Drug Use by HNZ Tenants

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 9:34 am | NZ Drug Foundation

The Government’s announcement that Housing New Zealand will adopt a new policy when it detects methamphetamine in its rental properties has been enthusiastically welcomed by the Drug Foundation. The change is one of many drug policy priorities ... More >>

New post for Helen Clark: advocating for drug law reform

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 12:09 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The NZ Drug Foundation welcomes the appointment of former Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark as the 25th member of the highly respected Global Commission on Drug Policy. More >>

Support for cannabis law reform remains high

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:12 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Public support for cannabis law reform is as strong as ever, a new poll conducted for the NZ Drug Foundation shows. The Drug Foundation is urging political parties to make firm commitments to health-focused drug law during this election campaign. More >>

Urgent response to drug deaths: accurate information is vital

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:21 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The spike in hospital admissions and reported deaths in Auckland as a result of people taking unknown substances is¬ being helped by an information vacuum. More >>

Replace drug convictions with health referrals

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 5:31 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

A complete overhaul of our drug laws is being proposed today. The new model aims to replace conviction with treatment and prohibition with regulation. More >>

Astonishing Results from Testing of Drugs at Festivals

Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:53 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Many festival-goers take drugs. But last summer, a significant number decided against it after being told the drug they were about to take was not what they thought. More >>

Drug law reform needed to end Māori over-incarceration

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 1:39 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The government must urgently act to end the persistent failure by the criminal justice system to address disproportionate Māori reoffending rates, said the New Zealand Drug Foundation in response to a Waitangi Tribunal report, Tū mai te rangi . More >>

Majority backs cannabis law change

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:19 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Majority backs cannabis law change A majority of the public favours a change to the legal status of cannabis according to a new poll commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation. 64 percent of respondents think possessing a small amount of cannabis ... More >>

NZ Government must step up efforts to end the death penalty

Friday, 18 September 2015, 1:49 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation and Amnesty International are calling for the New Zealand Government to increase its diplomatic efforts on the global abolition of the death penalty. More >>

Kiwis Excited to Experience a Month Off Alcohol

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:42 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Starting this Sunday, New Zealanders from around the country are taking part in FebFast, an annual fundraising campaign that challenges participants to experience the month of February without alcohol. More >>

Bringing the perils of drug driving to the waterfront

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 10:03 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Visiting Wellington this week is a public education campaign which challenges drivers who think driving after smoking cannabis is okay. More >>

New website reaches New Zealand’s hidden problem drinkers

Monday, 11 August 2014, 11:30 am | NZ Drug Foundation

People struggling with their alcohol use now have a new online place where they can go to get help anonymously from others with similar experiences. Living Sober was launched today and is built for people wanting to examine their drinking habits by ... More >>

Medical cannabis report disappointing

Saturday, 10 May 2014, 2:22 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

A report on medical cannabis published yesterday by the Health Select Committee is a disappointing once-over glance at a medicine that is of increasing importance globally, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said. More >>

Amnesty period needed for ‘legal high’ possession

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:30 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Police should hold off prosecuting people for possession of psychoactive products for the next six months, the New Zealand Drug Foundation urged today. Last night Parliament voted to amend the Psychoactive Substances Act to remove all products ... More >>



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