A leading youth development organisation has welcomed government moves to restrict the sale of the party pill ingredient, DMAA, Youthline has also called for party pills to be tested for their long term impact, noting that no-one is sure, as yet, over what the long term consequences of usage might be.
Palmerston North — A joint operation in Palmerston North involving New Zealand Customs, the Central District Organised Crime Unit and the Palmerston North CIB has resulted in the arrest of a 38-year-old woman who has been charged with importing the Class C controlled drug BZP (Benzylpiperazine).
On the eve of the BZP party pill ban, the New Zealand Drug Foundation has called for a voluntary moratorium on sales of all new non-BZP party pills until an independent analysis has been carried out to determine their risk.
Retailers and manufacturers of benzylpiperazine (BZP) and related substances have only five days left to hand over their stocks to police before an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 classifying these substances as controlled drugs comes into force.
Well, well, well, Mr Speaker, look what’s gone and popped its ugly head up again in our august House of Hypocrisy, our Parliament of Pretence, our very own Den of Double Standards.
Mr Speaker, it seems to me that all the pump and preaching, moralising and ranting, pontificating and sermonising, around this Misuse of Drugs (Classification of BZP) Amendment Bill is nothing but a wall of noise to hide the lack of information, and the dearth of quality research about the use and effects of BZP.
The Green Party absolutely refutes Jim Anderton’s claims that they have blocked the passage of his BZP Bill.
Early in 2008 is the earliest that BZP can now be banned.
Moves by Manakau City Council to ban party pills from being sold at liquor outlets have been backed by Green Party Drug Law Reform Spokesperson Metiria Turei.
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