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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 >>

Use Powers In Existing Law Says Drug Foundation

Monday, 28 April 2014, 2:16 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

The announcement of changes to the Psychoactive Substances Act to remove currently approved ‘legal highs’ from sale is disappointing due to its political nature, and will lead to stockpiling and black-market sales the New Zealand Drug Foundation ... More >>

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 >>