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National

National

Premier Says Free Water And 'Chill-Out Zones', Not Pill Testing, Will Keep Festivals Safe

4 min read

Pill testing is not the answer, and instead festivals should give out more free water to help drug-affected people, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed.

Crime

Crime

Coroner's Inquest To Investigate Music Festival Drug Deaths

2 min read

The NSW coroner will hold an inquest into a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals this summer, as calls grow for the government to approve a pill testing trial.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Devastated Family Of Teen Who Died After FOMO Festival Begs Premier For Pill Testing

5 min read

"Premier, please. Can we have this pill testing done?"

National

National

Here Are Just Some Of The Experts Who Back Pill Testing

4 min read

While still stubbornly opposing pill testing at festivals, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to have extended the invitation to experts to prove her wrong.

National

National

'This Doesn't Need To Be The Summer Of Festival Deaths': Pleas For Drug Reform

4 min read

A family is mourning the death of their 22-year-old son from a suspected drug overdose at a music festival, as debate returns to pill testing.

Crime

Crime

80 Percent Of Defqon Festival Searches Found No Drugs

3 min read

Nearly 200 police worked at the Defqon music festival in September, an arrangement the Greens have called a "harmful waste of resources".

Politics

Politics

Why The Gay Community Is Upset About The Government Banning Leather Cleaner

3 min read

A plan to restrict a sex aid to the same drug category as heroin and ecstasy has been slammed as "ridiculous".

National

National

Cannabis Clinics Won't Solve Anything For Those Who Can't Afford It

3 min read

Medicinal marijuana advocates have cautiously welcomed the opening of cannabis clinics in Australian cities, but warn they will do little to solve issues around access and cost for patients who benefit from the drug.

Health

Health

Mother: Medication Makes It Worse But Cannabis Saves Her Life

4 min read

Study finds "huge unmet clinical need" for children with epilepsy

Health

Health

Aussie Doctors Don't Know How To Prescribe Medical Cannabis

5 min read

Claims the "stunningly cumbersome" system is fuelling black market

Politics

Politics

Canada Just Legalised Recreational Marijuana

3 min read

Sale, purchase, and cultivation of four plants at home will be allowed.

Crime

Crime

Here's How Drug Driving Tests Work Around Australia

10 min read

Drug driving results vary by state, as do how the tests are run.

Politics

Politics

Northern Territory To 'Explore' Decriminalising Marijuana

3 min read

"We're probably behind the conversation in some respects around how you deal with drugs in this country", the NT chief minister said.