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Looking toward 2022 for health-based funding

The 2021 Budget doesn't offer much directly for our sector. However there are gains, with funding for wellbeing and health. We break it down.

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Through the Maze: On the road to health Symposium

Sold out: 2021 Parliamentary Symposium, hosted by Health Minister Andrew Little. What will it take to shift to a health-based approach to drugs?

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Overwhelming support for reform of cannabis laws

Helen Clark Foundation poll shows 69% of voters wanted cannabis to be decriminalised or legalised.

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Billie Holiday: An important story of addiction, trauma & racism

Russell Brown talks with Johann Hari about the movie, the global trend towards compassionate drug policy, and what's next for reformers.

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We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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