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Work for the Drug Foundation

Thursday, March 10, 2016

There are currently no vacancies. 

Medical cannabis Q&A

This medical cannabis question and answer (Q&A) was prepared to provide clear and accurate information about the use and status of medical cannabis in New Zealand. 

Updated: December 2015.

Stigma really hurts

Monday, November 30, 2015

Long after someone has given up using drugs, the associated stigma can linger. One person who knows about this is Wellington Drugs Project board member Kate Kerrisk. In recent times, Kate has actively advocated for the rights of people who 
use the Wellington Drugs Project’s services. She once had her own time using, but that’s something she moved on from over
 a decade ago.

Show me the money!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Whether we’re treating drug issues in the health sector or enforcing the Misuse of Drugs Act in the law enforcement and justice sector, addressing drug-related harm isn’t cheap. The relative funding we allocate to health approaches like treating drug addiction versus law enforcement approaches like imprisonment affects our outcomes in reducing drug harm.

A conviction is for life

Monday, November 30, 2015

Barry (not his real name) is a 46-yearold professional who works in sales for a multinational technology company. The consequences of a youthful drug conviction continue to have profound and unfortunate impacts on his life.


So what were the circumstances that led to your getting a drug conviction?

Mythbusters: Yeast spreads can be used for brewing alcohol

Monday, November 30, 2015

A true blue Aussie toast spread is being used to make homebrew alcohol in remote Aboriginal communities? Turns out the Vegemite story that made headlines across the Tasman and around the world wasn’t quite what it seemed.

It started in August when Australia’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion described the popular yeast extract spread Vegemite as a scourge, or as he put it,