Ross Bell

Ross Bell is the executive director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

Aug 31, 2020

Yes on cannabis will prove we're world leaders on progressive policy – again

The cannabis referendum is another chance to prove to the world that we know how to lead on progressive, health-based policy. 

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Nov 19, 2018

Will Jacinda Ardern's words on the 'war on drugs' amount to more than platitudes?

It's one thing to commit to 'treat drugs as a health issue', and another to put that pledge into concrete action.

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NZ Drug Foundation
Jul 5, 2017

Our politicians won't do it, so the Drug Foundation did: A model drug law for New Zealand

New Zealand’s drug law is causing more harm than good. The New Zealand Drug Foundation has proposed a replacement that would decriminalise all drugs, and create a regulated cannabis market. Executive director Ross Bell outlines the foundation’s model drug law.

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