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New Zealand Parliament – Psychoactive Substances Bill as Amended

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

This is where our elected representatives make laws, debate important issues and keep a watch on government activity

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Possess any ‘unapproved drug’ $500 fine. Supply 2yrs prison.

Although tightened still in certain circumstances allows police to enter without a warrant (s.69)

Expert Advisory Committee specifies only 4 health officials with no requirement for drug worker, user, sociologist, criminologist etc (s.11)

Bill offers a world 1st – extending war on drugs to prohibit EVERY new psychoactive substance outright and punish poss/supply

Bill is basically Regulation & Criminalisation. It replicates existing legal (alcohol) v illegal (cannabis) model for managing legal highs!

One failed model extended!

See on www.parliament.nz

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