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Report: Fatal overdoses in Aotearoa 2017-2021

A new report shows fatal overdoses have increased 54% in the last five years

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Sign our petition to decriminalise cannabis possession and use and pardon those convicted

Following US President Joe Biden's decision to pardon thousands of Americans convicted for cannabis possession and use, the Drug Foundation has starte...


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

We urge the Government to decriminalise cannabis and follow moves by US President Joe Biden to pardon those convicted of cannabis possession and use.

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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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