Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31.
What will the new legislation mean for cannabis users in the ACT? And will other jurisdictions follow?
The new measures that give police discretion not to prosecute are in keeping with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision not to join US President Donald Trump’s “war on drugs”.
A change to drug laws in New Zealand has been hailed as a leap towards treating drug addiction as a heath issue. But it has also been criticised for essentially decriminalising class A drugs.
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Why are so many people in dire need of pain relief unable to access the powerful painkillers that are so commonly prescribed in the United States?
Evidence-based drug treatments are relatively successful at reducing use and improving quality of life.
Many untested drug therapies are expensive at best and potentially dangerous at worst. So what treatments do work for ice and other drug users?
There are some effective ways to balance the harms of opioids with its benefits.
The use of opioid medication in Australia has grown considerably in the past 20 years, and so have related harms. This increase in use is primarily for chronic pain conditions, now the most common reason…