Drug law overhaul urged for better Māori outcomes
Māori organisations are calling for the government to overhaul what they say are discriminatory drug laws. They are backing a new drug law reform coalition, Health not Handcuffs, started by seven health, social justice and Māori health organisations, which was launched this week. The coalition aims to remove criminal penalties for drug use and possession and move instead to a health-referral model. Mani Dunlop reports.