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Drug Foundation calls for NZ to follow the US in overturning cannabis convictions

We urge the Government to follow moves made by US President Joe Biden to decriminalise cannabis use and pardon the thousands of New Zealanders convict...

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New report calls for overhaul to methamphetamine approach

The report, jointly commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation and the Helen Clark Foundation, proposes a suite of new health-based solutions backed by lo...

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Proposal aims to get drug overdoses off Auckland's inner-city streets

An overdose prevention centre would reduce harm and save lives by shifting drug use off city streets and into a safe, medically-supervised setting alo...

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Govt urged to remove barriers to lifesaving overdose medicine

We're calling on the Govt to make it easier for NZ to access lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication.

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