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Oct 27

Accusations could worsen outbreak

27 Oct 2021

The NZ Drug Foundation is warning that comments made in the media blaming the ‘underbelly of Te Awamutu’ and drug use for the spread of Covid-19 could cause the area’s outbreak to worsen.

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Drug Foundation turns to Givealittle to fund life-saving overdose medicine

31 Aug 2021

The Drug Foundation has set up a Givealittle to help fund the distribution of naloxone, to mark International Overdose Awareness Day.

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The Level launches to address drug harm

30 Aug 2021
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Future harm reduction hinges on law change

7 Jul 2021

The Drug Foundation is calling for a ‘public interest’ exemption to be added to the country’s drug laws to enable quicker and easier establishment of future harm reduction initiatives.

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Jun 16

Gower is right

16 Jun 2021

Following Patrick Gower’s documentary On P, we call on the government to fund the roll out of the successful Te Ara Oranga programme.

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Mar 10

Dr Reti’s medicinal cannabis bill highlights flaws in current system

10 Mar 2021

Private members bill from Dr Shane Reit highlights how the current medicinal scheme has left patients with huge barriers to access.

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Mar 8

New poll shows overwhelming support for reform of cannabis laws

8 Mar 2021

A new poll show the vast majority of voters want cannabis either legalised or decriminalised.

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Jan 12

New figures show drug checking services have reduced harm - but more could be done

12 Jan 2021

KnowYourStuffNZ figures: People are choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, after discovering they had unwittingly purchased it.

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Demand for treatment outstrips supply, as Kiwis continue to be convicted for minor drug offences

9 Dec 2020

The Drug Foundation's annual State of the Nation report highlights increasing demand for treatment and impacts of 2019 law change.

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Timely decision on festival drug checking will save lives

1 Dec 2020

We are thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking this year.

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Margin narrows on referendum result: A clear mandate for change

6 Nov 2020

The Drug Foundation accepts that the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill is now unlikely to be put forward to Parliament in its current form, but asks the Government to acknowledge that the vote is extremely close.

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No vote not a vote for inaction: decriminalisation urged.

30 Oct 2020

The cannabis referendum result was released today with 46.1% of New Zealanders voting in favour of legalisation, and 53.1% against. However, even those who campaigned for a ‘no’ vote have accepted that cannabis use should be treated as a he