The polling shows support for removing criminal penalties and increasing education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.
Drug Foundation welcomes health focus in 2022 budget, but would like to see a shift away from treating drugs as a criminal issue.
The NZ Drug Foundation says Budget 2022 is a chance for the Government to fund effective health-based approaches to drugs, instead of continuing with failed policies from the past.
The NZ Drug Foundation says the Govt urgently needs to increase funding for a successful methamphetamine programme and expand it throughout the country following the release of new Police wastewater data.
NEW: Our State of The Nation shows too many people are suffering harm and our drug laws are often compounding the problem
A new report shows that New Zealand’s approach to drugs is leading to grossly unequitable outcomes for Māori across the board.
New report: Too many people are dying from preventable overdoses and Aotearoa lacks the interventions that could stop them
The response has been undermined by “war on drugs” policies that have fuelled marginalisation and stigma .
New drug checking law marks a huge moment in the history of preventing drug harm in New Zealand.
An interim review of 2019 changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act which increased police discretion shows we still haven’t got our drug laws right. Sarah Helm comments.
The latest Global Drug Policy Index report highlights key areas where the country must improve in order to address inequity and be a world leader.
A recent Police report into the impact of drug law changes shows that despite some improvement, huge inequities remain.