This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.

There’s been a new synthetic opioid being sold as oxycodone. N-pyrrolidino etonitazene (also known as etonitazepyne), is sold in a little blue pill with M on one side and 30 on the other. According to Forensic®, N-pyrrolidino etonitazene is a novel synthetic opioid which is very potent and could easily cause a deadly overdose. WeContinue reading “This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.”

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”

We’re changing how we do things

Since last year’s law change we’ve had heaps more people making the smart choice and getting their gear checked with us. This is brilliant and we love that you’re doing it, especially considering the amount of eutylone we found! Unfortunately, we were ridiculously under-resourced for the amount of people that wanted to come and seeContinue reading “We’re changing how we do things”

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”