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A Psychedelic Renaissance? 'Blue Honey' and what's next for psilocybin in Aotearoa

29 May 2023

In Aotearoa, scientists, iwi, as well as hobbyists and amateurs are busy researching what psilocybin’s potential could be. So, what’s next for psilocybin in Aotearoa?


The Tairāwhiti hapū exploring indigenous psilocybin to treat methamphetamine addiction

24 May 2023

A hāpori (community) from Rangiwaho marae in Tairāwhiti Gisborne is embarking on a ground-breaking study that will explore using the indigenous Psilocybe weraroa fungus as a potential treatment for members of their community dealing with me


Report: What we found at drug checking in 2022

21 Apr 2023

Our findings from our first full year as a licensed drug checking provider.


Your thoughts needed: Join our addictions workforce workshops

22 Mar 2023

What Australia's surprise MDMA and psilocybin move means

10 Feb 2023

Russell Brown takes a look at how Australia's recent move to allow psilocybin and MDMA for prescription would work in practice, and whether a similar shift could be possible in New Zealand.

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Drug Foundation warns some LSD circulating is more dangerous drug

18 Jan 2023

Drug checking services at Rhythm and Vines found potent psychedelic and stimulant, 25B-NBOH, sold as tabs of LSD.


What are we seeing at drug checking clinics?

22 Dec 2022

Ahead of summer, here's a look at what's showing up at drug checking clinics across Aotearoa.


What can we learn from Canberra decriminalising drug possession?

11 Nov 2022

Commentator Russell Brown takes a look at the ACT's road to decriminalising drug possession, and asks what New Zealand could learn.

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Increase in overdose deaths must prompt action

5 Nov 2022

The NZ Drug Foundation says a 54% increase in drug overdose deaths between 2017 and 2021 is deeply concerning and must prompt swift action on lifesaving preventative measures.