Roadside drug testing: Not even once

The Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment legislation was passed this month. This means that, among other things, police will be able to pull drivers over and test their saliva for THC, opiates, amphetamines, and other drugs in the same manner that they test for alcohol. Apparently this measure will reduce the number of people drivingContinue reading “Roadside drug testing: Not even once”

Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill passes into law

Volunteer drug checking organisation KnowYourStuffNZ welcomes the news that drug checking will become permanently legal, with the passing of the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill through its third reading. Aotearoa New Zealand is the first country in the world to have explicitly legal drug checking. “The Act will provide permanent legal standing for ourContinue reading “Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill passes into law”

Drug testing vs. drug checking

People keep asking us what we recommend for drug testing, or when our next drug testing day is because they want to get themselves tested for a pre-employment drug screen. We don’t do that. We do drug checking, not drug testing. Drug testing isn’t drug checking Drug testing is where someone asks you to peeContinue reading “Drug testing vs. drug checking”

This was the summer of terrible drugs

KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking service was in huge demand this summer festival season. We doubled the number of tests from last summer and attended more events than ever before. KnowYourStuffNZ checked 2,744 samples at 27 events between April 2020 and March 2021. Our annual testing report and client survey have now been released. What we foundContinue reading “This was the summer of terrible drugs”