alexa The new psychoactive substances regime in New Zealand: a different approach to regulation.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences

Author(s): Wilkins C, Sheridan J, Adams P, Russell B, Ram S,

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Abstract The New Zealand government has proposed a new psychoactive substances regime, which will place the onus onto manufacturers to prove that their products pose a low risk of harm, prior to receiving approval which allows the products to be legally manufactured and sold. This is an innovative and unique development in the regulation of emerging psychoactive substances, and offers an alternative response to prohibition. The details of the new regime and how it will operate are now emerging, and this offers an opportunity to critically explore some of the issues related to the proposed new regime and to speculate on some of the outcomes. This paper brings together a group of New Zealand based researchers from a range of disciplines with experience of 'legal high' research to discuss this innovative new regime. This article was published in J Psychopharmacol and referenced in Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences

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