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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Small-time offenders to get just a warning

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NZ Herald Nov 14, 2009 Drunks, shoplifters, cannabis smokers and other minor offenders may be given a warning by police rather than prosecuted to help cut the number…

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Drug-test kit for use on kids draws flak

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Dominion Post 30 September 2009 A new kit that allows parents to drug-test their children using hair has drawn a barrage of criticism from welfare organisations. A…

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Greens’ medicinal cannabis bill voted down

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Otago Daily Times 1 Jul 2009  The Green Party’s three-year campaign to allow cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes came to grief in Parliament tonight. Their bill failed…

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Schools call in police drug dogs

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Dominion Post 08 June 2009 Wellington schools have called in police sniffer dogs to search for drugs in a “desperate” move to tackle a growing problem that…

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Pre-teens try booze, cannabis

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Christchurch Press 03 March 2009 Kiwi children as young as four are trying alcohol and nine-year-olds are using cannabis, a new study reveals. The study of 12,000 young…

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Call to teach cannabis dangers

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dominion Post 22 Dec 08 A new breed of powerful cannabis and ballooning costs in treating its health effects have led to calls for urgent action, including drug…

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Smoking stigma turns teens off marijuana

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Dominion Post 11 December 2008 Changing attitudes to cigarette smoking are being linked to a reduction in the number of teenagers smoking cannabis, drug experts say. An…

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Kiwis second highest drug users – study

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christchurch Press 02 July 2008 New Zealand ranks second only to the United States in a scientific survey of illegal cocaine and cannabis use in 17 countries. The…

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Rap music glamorises drug use – study

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Reuters 03 April 2008  Rap music has increasingly glamorised the use of illegal drugs, portraying marijuana, crack and cocaine as symbols of wealth and status, according to a…

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