We’re going public today with KnowYourStuffNZ and the drug checking work that Wendy has led at festivals this summer.
NZ’s PM agrees that drug checking at festivals is a good idea – ‘People can see what they’re taking is dangerous’ – legal festival drug testing could be a good idea, says PM Bill English
TV1 – Ryan Boswell has an exclusive story about a new tool that tells drug users what is really in their pill or powder, then an interview with Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne – does the drug testing kit win his support?, and then the discussion The panel on the drug testing kit
NZ Herald & Otago Daily Times – Covert drug testing reveals many Kiwi festival-goers consuming dodgy drugs
Russell Brown at Public Address – Know Your Stuff: getting real about drug-checking
NewsHub – Third of recreational drugs aren’t what buyers think they are
Radio NZ – Festival drug testing results prompt calls for law change
Probably the best overall summary comes from Russell Brown at Matters of Substance – the NSZ Drug Foundation journal – Taking a reading of the pills
If you want to help… our PledgeMe for a new FT-IR spectrometer: More free drug checking at NZ festivals
And you’ll be seeing us at more festivals next summer and possibly before then as well.