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Media release
Feb 19
2009

Commitment needed for international drug control

19 Feb 2009

A visiting United Nations official told the Healthy Drug Law Symposium in Wellington today that the UN-led international drug control system has been successful, despite criticism and that it is essential the world community works together

Media release
Feb 19
2009

Treatment smartest option for drug offenders

19 Feb 2009

The New Zealand government could save millions of dollars by diverting New Zealanders with drug problems out of the court system and into the health system, says a major international expert.

Media release
Feb 18
2009

What alternative to the War on Drugs?

18 Feb 2009

Drug control in the form of prohibition or a ‘War on Drugs’ has been a spectacular failure, a visiting American expert told a symposium in Wellington today. However, he says the alternative is not to abandon the effort altogether, but to fi

Media release
Feb 18
2009

Communities need to re-think drug attitudes

18 Feb 2009

Not my family, and never my child. Tony Trimingham says that, like most people, he knew little about drug-taking and thought it wasn't something that would ever affect him. Then he discovered his son, Damien, was using heroin.

Media release
Feb 16
2009

Drug policy symposium an unprecedented event

16 Feb 2009

Organisers are calling this week’s Healthy Drug Law Symposium the most significant drug policy discussion in New Zealand’s history.

Media release
Aug 6
2008

Time for political consensus on alcohol

6 Aug 2008

The Drug Foundation is urging all political parties to support a new alcohol bill announced by the government today, saying the bill addresses key weaknesses in our current liquor law through amendments which shouldn’t be politically conten

Media release
Jun 26
2008

Drug Foundation launches Volatile Substance Guide for Retailers

26 Jun 2008

The New Zealand Drug Foundation today launched a guide for retailers on managing the sale of volatile substances.

Media release
Mar 31
2008

Drug Foundation urges moratorium and independent analysis of new party pills

31 Mar 2008

On the eve of the BZP party pill ban, the New Zealand Drug Foundation has called for a voluntary moratorium on sales of all new non-BZP party pills until an independent analysis has been carried out to determine their risk.

Media release
Feb 20
2008

Drug Policy Roundtable challenged to avoid rhetoric and ignorance

20 Feb 2008

Significant harm reduction to the people of New Zealand or simplistic political rhetoric. Those were presented as the alternatives to attendees at the Drug Policy Roundtable in Wellington this morning.

Media release
Feb 14
2008

Experts to debate New Zealand drug laws

14 Feb 2008

Drug policy makers, health professionals and politicians meet in Wellington next week to discuss the future of New Zealand's drug laws and policies.

Media release
Nov 1
2007

It’s high time we talk about pot

1 Nov 2007

Bud, chronic, dak, dope, ganja, grass, maryjane, reefer and skunk. We all know the slang terms for cannabis. Half of us have tried it, and one-in-eight uses it regularly.

Media release
Oct 17
2007

Alcohol review over promises, under delivers

17 Oct 2007

The Drug Foundation today described the government’s alcohol policy proposals as feeble, saying they are a soft political response to a serious health issue. The foundation also criticised justice minister Mark Burton for recommending only