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July 2018 magazine - out now

In this issue we travel from Te Tai Tokerau to Norway, and many parts in between. Read about science, treatment, medicinal cannabis and more.

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Synthetics crisis response

Over 40 people in New Zealand have died in the past year from synthetic substances., and hundreds more have experienced serious side effects. We think it's time for urgent action.

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Cannabis survey shows growing support for legal cannabis

A survey run in July 2018 shows two thirds supported changing the country’s outdated cannabis law. Outright legalisation is the most popular option.

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Drug Index

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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