Dozens of New Zealanders have died from synthetic cannabinoid overdose since mid 2017. If someone is experiencing a synthetic cannabinoid overdose, their life may depend on the actions you take.
This brief how-to guide draws on expert advice from New Zealand ambulance services and acute drug harm specialists who responded to many of the incidents of acute harm from synthetic cannabinoids. If people in your community need this information, share this page on social media and order a bunch of our FREE print wallet cards from our Resources page.
Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.
95% of respondents reported positive effects, in a study that looked at both prescription and black market cannabis use.