A lot can happen in 40 years. The changes we’ve witnessed in Kiwi society are profound. As the spot the difference images below show, this extends to the place of drugs in daily life. Yet the Misuse of Drugs Act (1975) is essentially the same as the day it was passed. Some of the costs of the legislation not keeping up are shared in this special anniversary feature.
This special anniversary report was prepared by Andrew Zielinski, Cameron Price, Nathan Frost and Stephen Blyth.
Lots has changed in the last 40 years. Our drug law hasn't.
08 May 2020
Here is the recording from a LiveChat about the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill held on 6 May 2020.
03 April 2020
The results of our drug checking pilot show it’s a worthwhile service that people will utilise to make safer choices about their drug use.
19 December 2019
An independent evaluation of festival drug checking, announced today, should put to rest political squabbling about a law change
12 November 2019
Back in 2016, a provocative Newshub headline introduced middle New Zealand to the existence of “drug-fuelled sex binges” known as chemsex. N...
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