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Campbell Live – What Does the Future Hold for Legal Highs?

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Monday 28 April, 2014

CAMPBELL LIVE TONIGHT – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR LEGAL HIGHS?

Yesterday, the Government announced it would ban all legal highs until they could be proven to be ‘low-risk’, and plans to remove the synthetic drugs from sale with a fortnight. Campbell Live’s recent coverage of the impact of legal highs on New Zealand society is widely credited as playing a major role in the Government’s change of direction.

Tonight the programme looks at the future under the new legislation, examining what it will mean for users, reformers, and those who make a living selling legal highs.

Campbell Live will be in Naenae, Christchurch, Henderson and Napier to speaking to users about what the ban will mean for them. They’ll talk to a legal high store owner, users, Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule, addiction services in New Zealand, an international drug reform expert, and Associate Health Minister, Peter Dunne.

Mark Jennings, Director of News and Current Affairs, says: “There’s no question Campbell Live put this important issue at the top of the news agenda, with excellent coverage over the past weeks.

“Like it has done with milk in schools, drink driving, Novopay, the review of school closures in Christchurch and the bringing forward of the Red Zone announcement, Campbell Live has again been a key driver in bringing about real political change.

“I don’t believe any current affairs programme in New Zealand has been able to achieve this as consistently as Campbell Live.“

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