New Zealand health minister Andrew Little has said drug-checking services could be used to reduce harm to medicinal cannabis patients sourcing products from the illicit market with little knowledge of what’s in them.

Speaking as the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill — which provides legal certainty for drug-checking services — passed its final reading in parliament yesterday, he said it was important to protect everyone who accesses substances through illicit channels.

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Hannah Adler

Hannah is a communications professional and early-career researcher in the disciplines of health communication and health sociology. She is a PhD student at Griffith University currently writing a...

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