Did you know your browser is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommmend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. IE8 is no longer supported. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Click on the links to get to the download page.

Feb 19

Earlybird for Cannabis Conundrums and Other Drug Policy Challenges Symposium ends today!

Join the New Zealand Drug Foundation at the Cannabis Conundrums symposium to better understand what a public health approach to drugs means, what'll it take to achieve change and how you can play a part in this.

University of Otago Wellington, Mein Street, Newtown. Events & workshops

The course is being convened by the Drug Foundation and is part of the 26th University of Otago Public Health Summer School programme. Early bird rates (25% off) end on 20 December.

Cannabis Conundrums and Other Drug Policy Challenges: What it will take to reduce drug harms in Aotearoa New Zealand

Tuesday 26 February 2019, University of Otago Wellington, Mein Street, Newtown.

Get the know-how to contribute to drug law reform in Aotearoa 

Don’t miss a rare chance to learn from those leading public health responses to drug use in Canada and Portugal. The two countries have made significant advances in reducing drug harms through either strict regulation of cannabis or decriminalisation of all drugs.

Everyone looking to contribute to debates about drug law reform should attend our one-day Cannabis Conundrum and Other Drug Policy Challenges symposium. You will leave equipped with the latest evidence on countries leading the way, a solid understanding of the situation in Aotearoa and a framework for mapping out what change should look like.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr João Goulão (Portugal), Director-General, SICAD, national drug prevention and treatment agency
  • Eric Costen (Canada), Government official responsible for adult-use cannabis legalisation regime
  • Chloe Swarbrick, MP, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson
  • Khylee Quince, AUT School of Law
  • Warren Young, General Manager of the Independent Police Conduct Authority

Find out more and register