NZ Drug Foundation’s Model Drug Law (2017)

The New Zealand Drug Foundation has released a “model drug law” for New Zealand.

It is a two-pronged policy that is firstly based on the Portugal approach that has decriminalised the use or possession of all drugs, and secondly uses the NZ Psychoactive Substances Act as a framework for legalising and regulating the manufacture and supply of cannabis.

You can read more about it here, or download a copy here. The NZ Drug Foundation are seeking your feedback here.

We would also like to hear from you. Send us an email with your thoughts. This will help inform NORML’s response to the policy and whether we endorse it. There is certainly a lot to think about and our initial thoughts are this is a very good policy but there may be some issues in the detail or how it is applied. Let us know what you think!

From the NZ Drug Foundation: