Healthy drug law
Our Misuse of Drugs Act has been around for nearly 34 years. It was developed at a time when our understanding of good drug policy was in its infancy and patterns of drug use were very different from today. It is now being reviewed, providing a rare opportunity for New Zealand to bring its drug law into the 21st century.
These pages provide an overview of the drug law review and the key issues that need to be addressed so that our law can be modernised and make relevant for today's drug problems.
Read our "Through the maze" essay on drug law reform, and check our the debates that took place at the International Drug Policy Symposium held in February 2009.