New drug court unveiled

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stuff 19 October 2011 A pilot drug court to deal with offenders with severe alcohol and drug addiction will be established. The trial and analysis of such…

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Brash’s call on cannabis ‘dopey and dangerous’

Monday, September 26, 2011

ONE News 26 Sep 2011 Family First says a call by Act Party leader Don Brash to decriminalise cannabis sends the wrong message. Act leader Don Brash is…

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Dismay at Govt’s medicinal cannabis ruling

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stuff 9 September 2011 The Drug Foundation is disappointed the Government has rejected calls to carry out medicinal cannabis trials but says the door remains open for…

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Review proposes drug law overhaul

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NZ Herald May 3, 2011 A wide-ranging review of New Zealand drug laws recommends taking steps toward legalising cannabis for medicinal use, cutting criminal charges against low level…

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Our child alcoholics

Monday, March 28, 2011

NZ Herald Mar 28, 2011 Children as young as nine are among hundreds of people under 16 being treated by specialist clinics for alcoholics and drug addicts in…

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Cannabis use ‘raises psychosis risk’ – study

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

BBC News 2 March 2011 Using cannabis as a teenager or young adult increases the risk of psychosis, a report suggests. The study published in the British Medical Journal…

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Young teens rate P as drug for losers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dominion Post 11 January 2011 Young teenagers have a negative view of methamphetamine, or P, but see little difference between illicit drugs cannabis and ecstasy and legal drugs…

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Early cannabis use stifles academic success – study

Friday, May 21, 2010

NZ Herald May 21, 2010 Those who use cannabis before the age of 18 are less likely to succeed academically, a new study has found. The collaborative study…

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Wake-up call for teen pot smokers

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sydney Morning Herald 28 February 2010 YOUNG adults who used marijuana as teens were more likely than those who didn’t to develop schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms, a seven-year…

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Drug law proposals set to be rejected

Thursday, February 11, 2010

NZ Herald Feb 11, 2010 A Law Commission report calling for possible decriminalisation of some drug use and allowing cannabis for medicinal use is set to be rejected by…

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