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Party Pill Ban Lapse Averts Disaster

Thursday, 13 December 2007, 4:03 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand today said that the pre-Christmas Party Pill ban was poorly planned. “A pre-Christmas ban would have sent hundreds of thousands of everyday kiwi consumers to the black market gangs to stock up for their festivities,” ... More >>

Plans To Ban BZP Based On Anecdotal Evidence

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 1:42 pm | Social Tonics Association

MP Jacqui Dean admitted to the Health Select Committee in Parliament on Wednesday that the reasoning behind her call to ban BZP – the belief that “it is a gateway to harder drugs” – is based mostly on anecdotal evidence. More >>

Water banning reflex no joke.

Saturday, 15 September 2007, 3:04 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today called for Oamaru MP Jacqui Dean to step down from speaking on drug issues after she demonstrated a lack of credibility in calling for the ban of dihydrogen monoxide (water.) A group of party pill consumers ... More >>

Party Pill ban removes safety barrier for young ad

Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 12:31 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today decried the ban on party pills as removing the safety barrier for young adults partying behaviours, and said that it was inconsistent with moves to review the Misuse of Drugs Act. Associate ... More >>

Official minutes show experts split on party pills

Thursday, 23 August 2007, 9:55 am | Social Tonics Association

The Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs is divided over whether party pills pose a low or moderate risk of harm and has significant reservations about the quality of much of the research on which it based its recommendation to ban BZP, according to ... More >>

Party pills safer regulated than on black market

Monday, 16 July 2007, 3:22 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand today corrected a misconception that party pills contain illegal drugs and identified evidence of the trend for party pill ingredients to make their way onto the black market. More >>

Industry Welcomes Christening of Drug Regulations

Friday, 11 May 2007, 2:29 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today welcomed the first prosecution under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act of a man who sold party pills to a minor. More >>

BZP risks exaggerated

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 2:25 pm | Social Tonics Association

Jacqui Dean’s bill to prohibit legal party pills will result in an increase in Illegal drug use and abuse of alcohol, according to research by respected market research organisation Consumer Link. More >>

Survey sounds strong warning on banning BZP

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 9:55 am | Social Tonics Association

Illegal drug use and abuse of alcohol will increase if legal party pills are prohibited, according to a survey by respected market research organisation Consumer Link. More >>

Only regulation can clean up pills market – STANZ

Monday, 19 February 2007, 3:09 pm | Social Tonics Association

“Only regulation can protect party pill users,” says the Social Tonics Association of New Zealand. STANZ was responding to a statement from the police that the line between illicit drugs and legal party pills is becoming increasingly blurred. More >>

Industry to launch regulatory framework

Friday, 9 February 2007, 9:36 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand, representing 80 per cent of the party pill industry, will launch this Sunday a manufacturing code and a comprehensive set of draft regulations governing the sale and safe use of BZP related substances. More >>

Questions Raised On Party Pill Research

Friday, 12 January 2007, 2:16 pm | Social Tonics Association

Chair of the Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ), Matt Bowden, today said he had grave concerns about the research upon which the decision to ban party pills in New Zealand was based. More >>

Report into party pills misses the point

Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 11:25 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today said that any move to ban party pills would simply lead to tens of thousands of New Zealanders instead taking dangerous illegal drugs. More >>

Research: party pills stopping illegal drug use

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 1:02 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today welcomed the release of new independent research showing that party pills are playing a critical role as a safer alternative to illegal drugs. More >>

It’s true, jail does suck

Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 10:19 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today defended a billboard advertising campaign by one of its members which highlights the downsides of ending up in prison for use of illegal drugs. More >>

Safer alternatives lead to reduced demand

Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 4:55 pm | Social Tonics Association

The industry supplying safer legal alternatives to illegal drugs today welcomed the release of new research which it said points to a reducing demand for methamphetamine. More >>

Police say party pills reducing demand for ecstasy

Monday, 25 July 2005, 10:39 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today welcomed the comment from the head of the New Plymouth CIB, Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Coward, that the use of ecstasy had dropped with the increased availability of party pills. More >>

Industry welcomes legal ‘party pill’ protections

Friday, 17 June 2005, 9:24 am | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today welcomed the passing of a bill which ensures the ongoing availability of ‘party pills’, while placing legal regulations around their production and marketing. More >>

Sensible legislation on party pills under attack

Tuesday, 10 May 2005, 5:15 pm | Social Tonics Association

The Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) today said Government plans to appropriately regulate ‘party pills’ were being undermined by a Government agency working completely in a policy vacuum. More >>

 

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