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1/3 of NZ families affected by alcohol and drug problems

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 11:36 am | NZ Drug Foundation

A third of New Zealanders have a family member who has experienced negative effects in their life due to alcohol or drug use, research commissioned by the New Zealand Drug Foundation has shown. More >>

The big cannabis questions

Friday, 29 November 2013, 9:25 am | NZ Drug Foundation

The final day of the New Zealand Drug Foundation's cannabis and health symposium is addressing three of the most controversial issues around cannabis: should we legalise cannabis, does it have medical use, and what is synthetic cannabis? More >>

Drug law enforcement discriminates against Māori

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12:02 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Māori are significantly more likely to be arrested and convicted for cannabis offences because drug laws are enforced in a discriminatory way, a Cannabis and Health Symposium heard in Auckland today. More >>

Online therapy tool to help people with pot

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 10:06 am | NZ Drug Foundation

An innovative online therapy to help people reduce or stop their use of cannabis was launched today in Auckland. More >>

Research links cannabis use with psychosis

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 9:41 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Chronic cannabis use in early adolescence can make some people up to 11 times more likely to develop schizophrenia, the New Zealand Drug Foundation's Cannabis and Health Symposium in Auckland has been told. More >>

Conflict over cannabis shows need for conversation

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:39 am | NZ Drug Foundation

New Zealand needs to have a serious conversation about the health and social impacts of cannabis in light of a recent survey which found conflicting views about how we should treat people who use the drug. More >>

Cannabis causes cognitive concerns

Friday, 22 November 2013, 10:02 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Regular use of cannabis can cause serious cognitive impairment that persists beyond the period of being high, a speaker at next week’s cannabis and health symposium says. More >>

Social and economic factors behind Māori cannabis use

Friday, 8 November 2013, 11:01 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Speakers at the New Zealand Drug Foundations cannabis and health symposium will be shedding more heat than light on the complex issues around the use of cannabis by Māori. More >>

Drink driving drop good news

Monday, 4 November 2013, 4:25 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation supports the Government’s move to lower the allowable blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for those over 20. More >>

Cannabis and health: 20 years down the track

Friday, 1 November 2013, 10:14 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Twenty years on from the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s first cannabis and health symposium, Professor Wayne Hall is returning to New Zealand to talk about the health effects of our most popular illegal drug. More >>

The Great Cannabis Debate

Friday, 25 October 2013, 10:01 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Two heavyweight international drug policy experts will be debating whether a legalised market for cannabis is the best option to reduce harm from cannabis. The debate between former White House advisor on drug policy and now Director of the Drug Policy Institute ... More >>

International symposium to address fake pot

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 2:23 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Questions about what exactly is synthetic cannabis and the latest research on pot imitations will be addressed at the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s Cannabis and Health Symposium in November. More >>

New drug policy needed to prevent young New Zealanders dying

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 9:47 am | NZ Drug Foundation

A report released today about the deaths of young New Zealanders from poisoning shows the need for a new drug policy, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said today. “We are deeply concerned with the number of young New Zealanders who are dying from unintentional ... More >>

Hooray for healthy drug law

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 6:11 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The passing of world leading legislation on new psychoactive substances takes New Zealand a big step closer to healthy drug law, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said today. More >>

NZ ready for healthy drug law

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 12:07 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The overwhelming result in favour of decriminalisation on last night’s The Vote, shows New Zealand is ready to ditch our outdated drug laws and move to health-focused solutions, the New Zealand Drug Foundation said today. More >>

Legal High Law Almost There

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 9:09 am | NZ Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation today made its submission to the Health Select Committee on the Psychoactive Substances Bill saying it was a good bill but there are improvements to be made. More >>

Psychoactive Substances Bill Welcomed

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 3:35 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

26/02/213 Psychoactive Substances Bill Welcomed The New Zealand Drug Foundation welcomes the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Bill, New Zealand Drug Foundation Executive Director Ross Bell said today. “The bill is a comprehensive and thoughtful ... More >>

Alcohol Reform Bill: “Meh”

Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 6:51 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The passing of the Alcohol Reform Bill into law today was met with a resounding “meh” by the New Zealand Drug Foundation. More >>

Response to volatile substance abuse needed

Thursday, 13 September 2012, 2:36 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Communities need to be better supported to address the serious issue of volatile substance abuse (VSA), the New Zealand Drug Foundation said today following the release of the Chief Coroner’s report into recent volatile substance deaths. More >>

Dunne slays party pill hydra

Monday, 16 July 2012, 11:31 am | NZ Drug Foundation

New regulations for synthetic drugs announced today will help move New Zealand’s obsolete drug law into the 21st century the New Zealand Drug Foundation said. More >>

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