Tag Archives: Synthetic Drugs

Extra Rehab facilities

I just watched a TV news item.. in light of the recent announcement, to reduce prison numbers, they are diverting funds, from ‘seized assets’ from Drug raids; motor vehicles etc. (proceeds of crime) to Drug rehab. Normally this money would … Continue reading

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cost of WAR

In the doco. ‘Druglawed’ it is stated that Aotearoa/NZ spends more per capita on the Drug War than any other country.. even USA: over 2:1 ratio I see the following info. in a twitter post: ‘An OIA (Official Info. act) … Continue reading

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harm maximisation

I have been reading/hearing quite a bit lately about all the HARM, that is being caused by ‘synthetic cannabis’ which is NOT natural cannabis, but a chemical(s) that mimics the effects, sprayed on a herbal substrate.. but a recent report … Continue reading

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You can’t Educate schools on DRUG use

I see that NZ parents & ‘officials’ are up in arms, because a school gave out a booklet (from NZ Drug Foundation) about ‘SAFER Meth Use’.. in recent years there has been all this talk about ‘Zero-tolerance is not working’ … Continue reading

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Synthetic bill feedback

I have been listening to & watching commentators on the passing of the 1st reading of the ‘tougher penalties for dealing synthetics’ bill, that was in NZ parliament yesterday. Almost without exception; they all say, it is the WRONG approach … Continue reading

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Synthetic dealing bill 1st reading

I just watched the 1st reading of the ‘Psychoactive substances (Increase penalty for supply/distribution) amendment bill’ in NZ Parliament. It was introduced by the main opposition party, as a Private members bill & passed with the support of a Govt. … Continue reading

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Synthetic awareness

I read that a motorcycle gang in Aotearoa/NZ has organised a ride to highlight the recent harm caused by use of ‘Synthetic Cannabis’. Reports show that about 20 people have died this year from using these drugs. In contrast, there … Continue reading

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