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Wide support for decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use, poll suggests [15.08.2016] A new poll by the New Zealand Drug Foundation shows almost 65 per cent of New Zealanders want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made ...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
How dangerous synthetic cannabis became Britain's most popular new legal high [31.05.2014] The influx of legal, synthetic forms of cannabis that can be more potent and dangerous than the natural, illegal drug exposes Britain's "utterly ridi...
New Zealand’s bold experiment with regulating recreational drugs [07.10.2013] One country is trying a new approach. For the first time in history, New Zealand has created a regulatory body to oversee recreational drugs. Passed ...
New Zealand’s psychoactive substances legislation [31.08.2013] On 11 July 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Psychoactive Substances Act. The legislation enacted a new legal framework for the testing, ma...
Legal highs flooding UK pose immense overdose risk, warns drugs tsar [15.05.2013] The chief drugs adviser to the government has given his strongest warning yet on legal highs in Britain, saying there are now more than 200 synthetic...
U.N. development chief flags failings of "war on drugs" [14.03.2013] There is increasing evidence that the war on drugs has failed, with criminalization often creating more problems than it solves, said Helen Clark, th...
Kiwis on drugs: a blueprint for the future? [27.02.2013] This week New Zealand publishes its Psychoactive Substances Bill, legislation which some believe will transform the international debate on drugs pol...
Towards a Safer Drug Policy [14.01.2013] For forty years the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has formed the corner stone of drug policy in Britain. The emergence of new psychoactive substances (‘le...
'Revolutionary' legal high law means state regulated drug market [27.07.2012] Kronic-style drugs are expected back on the shelves under the new legal high law being crafted by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. Experts say ...
Controlling and Regulating Drugs [03.05.2011] The New Zealand Law Commission was asked to address the efficacy of the Misuse of Drugs Act in reducing the demand for, and supply of, drugs prohibit...
Drug Law Reform: Lessons from the New Zealand Experience [19.08.2010] In 2007, the Government of New Zealand entrusted an independent agency, the National Law Commission, to review the country’s drug law. The Commission...

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