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An expert in mental health and addictions says people need to not be shy.

How psychedelic drugs are being used to fight depression

A new study may offer hope for people who don't respond to traditional antidepressants.

Support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand getting higher, according to the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

How New Zealand got hooked on moral panic over drug laws

Green MP Chloë Swarbrick looks back on a decade of harmful drug laws.

Watch: Regions, low-income areas desperate for synthetics support - Drug Foundation.

97 bags of synthetics found in Hawke's Bay car

Police made the discovery during a routine traffic stop.

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Canada legalises sale of recreational marijuana

Some queued for hours to be among the first to purchase it.

Some organisations have been operating tests already, but it is a grey area under current legislation.

Greens want drug-testing legal by summer festival season

MP Chloe Swarbrick wants a law change before the summer season kicks in.

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Government considering law change allowing drug testing at festivals

It comes as the Health Minister deals with drugs as a health issue.

Judith Collins and Michael Wood on The AM Show.

Why MPs won't take a side in the marijuana debate

Another two have said they're still on the fence about legalising it.

Cellphone search leads to drug arrest

Cellphone search leads to drug arrest

The man is from Fiji with New Zealand residency.

Ten people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department within 48 hours of each other in September.

31 Christchurch synthetics users hospitalised in last 22 days

Two people remain in intensive care.

Stuart Nash on The AM Show.

Drug use a health issue, not criminal - Police Minister

But Stuart Nash won't say if he's in favour of marijuana legalisation.

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Police grapple with possibility of legal cannabis

If the public supports legalisation, officers themselves could be lighting up.

Police have issued a warning, expressing concern over the drug's dangers.

Arrests made after synthetic drug deaths

Police have issued a warning, expressing concern over the drug's dangers.

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Police warn of increase in drink-spiking

It comes after a 33-year-old man was charged with drugging two women and sexually assaulting one of them.

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Synthetics shouldn't become class A drug - Drug Foundation

CEO Ross Bell says it should instead be treated as a health issue.

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Health Minister David Clark to reclassify synthetic drugs as Class A

"There is no safe level of these drugs and people should avoid them."

Ten people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department within 48 hours of each other in September.

Two deaths from suspected bad batch of synthetic drugs in Christchurch

Nineteen people in total have been admitted to Christchurch Hospital.

An autopsy discovered the druag in his system.

Parents arrested after baby ingests meth

An autopsy discovered the drug in his system.

The heroin's worth millions on the street.

Huge heroin bust in Bulgaria

Officials seized 712kg of the deadly drug from inside two Iranian trucks.

Jacinda Ardern is treading lightly on subject of Donald Trump.

Bridges backs Trump's new War on Drugs

Jacinda Ardern has refused to sign up to it.

LISTEN: Audio of the 911 call made from Demi Lovato's house.

Demi Lovato seen in public for first time following OD

The popstar was papped outside her rehab facility.