Campaigners for drug law reform in New Zealand have published an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calling for an overhaul of the country’s 45-year-old drug laws.

Organisations including NZ Drug Foundation, the Helen Clark Foundation, the NZ Medical Association, Māori Law Society and the Mental Health Foundation say the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 should be repealed and replaced with a “compassionate and evidence-based approach” which treats drug use as a health and social, as opposed to a criminal, issue.

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