Question time at the Through the maze: Health drug law parliamentary symposium, July 2017 - A crowd of over 200 people gathered at Parliament to talk about how we get healthier drug laws in New Zealand.
Collected here is news coverage from the Through the Maze: Healthy Drug Law parliamentary symposium, held in Wellington 5-6 July 2017.
How to legalise cannabis: Lessons from Canada, where they’re about to do it, Simon Day on The Spinoff
Drug Symposium day two: Māori women in the room, Russell Brown on publicaddress.net
Drug law reform: Let Māori speak of Māori by Emma Espiner, on newsroom
One big day at the drug symposium, Russell Brown on publicaddresds.net
How to deal with drugs, Sunday Morning on Radio NZ
Drug harm must stop – harm to kids, harm from abuse, harm from unnecessary criminal convictions by Alison Mau, Sunday Star Times
Interview: Alison Holcomb, The Nation
Who’s going to fix our drug laws?, Simon Day on The Spinoff
Symposium looks at healthy drug law, Te Kāea on Māori TV (starts 12:15 minutes)
Māori to get equity in new drug law proposal, Te Karere on TVNZ
Why Māori need to be included in the drug law debate, The Wireless
'Dramatic' increase in Kiwis abusing prescription meds, Otago Daily Times
Our politicians won’t do it, so the Drug Foundation did: A model drug law for New Zealand, Ross Bell on The Spinoff
Canada on course to legalise recreational cannabis use, Nine to Noon on Radio NZ
Too high for prison, Māori Television
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.