NZ to Host International Conference on Drug Reform Laws
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New Zealand to Host International Conference on Drug Reform Laws Next Year
New Zealand became a world leader in the development of innovative regulation of new Psychoactive Substances laws in July, 2013.
With so many countries around the world acknowledging that prohibition is an ineffective policy response to the realities of contemporary drug use, New Zealand has taken a new approach. There is an opportunity for the New Zealand model to become the template for reform globally.
On March 20th, 2014 hosted by The Star Trust, ‘Pathway for Reform’ will offer a unique opportunity to hear firsthand how this industry began, how it was regulated and why. Participants will also hear what the leading experts believe the future holds and ask questions in a panel discussion MC’d by Auckland media personality, Martyn Bradbury.
‘Pathway to Reform’ will see renowned international key note Ethan Nadlemann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance in the USA and Amanda Fielding, Chair of the Beckley Foundation in the UK discuss the process of moving from restriction to regulation.
“Attendees will have the opportunity to engage and learn from these world-class experts on why they think that regulating Psychoactive Substances is the right way forward and how to ensure it delivers on the promise of better outcomes for the public, the police and the politicians,” said Grant Hall, General Manager of The STAR Trust.
“’Pathway to Reform’ will see world leaders, academics, the New Zealand Government and the general public come together to engage with forward-thinking visionairies in the burgeoning global drug policy reform movement.”
‘Pathway to Reform’ will be held at Auckland’s Langham Hotel on Thursday, 20th March 2014
For further information, head to The Star
All tickets can be purchased through Eventfinda: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/pathway-to-reform/auckland