BZP action takes too long
National Party MP
28 June 2007
action takes too long
Moves to finally ban BZP are being
welcomed by National MP Jacqui Dean.
pleased to see the Labour Government has finally decided to
ban the drug, the whole process has taken far too
“Recommendations to ban BZP were initially made by
the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs to Mr Anderton last
“The Associate Health Minister then promised to
have his decision made by March 2007 and then by the end of
“While Mr Anderton has been dithering, a
recreational drug culture has been established in New
Zealand, with markets firmly set up for the next
recreational drug that comes along.
“The longer he has
delayed, the more young people believe you need to take a
pill to have a good time.
“Even the Minister agreed
there are ‘severe adverse affects’ with the use of BZP.
“The use of BZP has become a serious issue for New
“I only hope the review of the Misuse of
Drugs Act results in laws that can effectively deal with new
drugs that will surely come our
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