Press Release - NZLC R122 Controlling and Regulating Drugs: A Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

Publication Date 
03 May 2012

The Law Commission is recommending an end to the sale of new psychoactive substances until such products have been assessed and approved by a new drug regulator.

Currently the sale of synthetic psychoactive substances such as “Kronic” and “Puff” is completely unregulated creating what the Commission believes is an “unacceptable level of risk to the public.”

Law Commission President, Justice Grant Hammond, said the 35-year-old Misuse of Drugs Act has not kept pace with the rapidly evolving market in these new psychoactive substances.