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New Zealand - $5.9m in budget to tackle drugs (NZ)

Discussion in 'Drug Policy Reform & Narco Politics' started by ~lostgurl~, May 10, 2007.

  1. ~lostgurl~

    ~lostgurl~ Platinum Member & Advisor Donating Member

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    Dec 23, 2004
    from Australia
    $5.9m in budget to tackle drugs

    11 May 2007

    The Government is tagging $5.9 million over the next four years in the budget to raise awareness about the risks of taking drugs.

    Jim Anderton, Progressive Party leader and Associate Minister of Health, said the marketing campaign would be backed up by an online drug evidence database.

    "Today's announcement focuses on reducing the demand for drugs, and not just for the newer drugs but also for well-established drugs such as cannabis," Mr Anderton said. "Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in this country and there appears to be a very troubling and overriding perception that it is harmless, when there is much research both here and abroad to the contrary."

    Mr Anderton said the campaign would be based on evidence.
    Funding for the first $2 million is in next week's budget and Cabinet has agreed $3.9 million across three years will be confirmed in budget 2008 for funding from July 2008.

  2. grandbaby

    grandbaby Titanium Member

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    May 2, 2006
    51 y/o
    They could pay for the whole program in about 30 seconds by legalizing & taxing just one of them. What an idea!
  3. AntiAimer

    AntiAimer Newbie

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    Oct 25, 2006
    It's sad how they put all this waste of cash in sh!t that will never work. They put all this time and work into mostly propaganda bias BS. Yet there's still poor people and homeless people.

    Truely F**ked.
  4. QGdoxl

    QGdoxl Gold Member

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    Dec 28, 2004
    43 y/o from Canada
    I couldn't agree more, what a waste of money, time, and resources.