Misuse of Drugs - Westlaw NZ

Misuse of Drugs - Westlaw NZ

Dr Don Mathias


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Misuse of Drugs provides detailed guidance on all aspects of the law relating to drug misuse in New Zealand.

Written by specialist author Dr Don Mathias, this work has established itself as a core reference on the laws of drug misuse and trafficking since its first publication in 1988. Offering a balance of law and procedure, it is used by all sectors of the criminal legal system.

An impartial approach means that both defence lawyers and prosecutors may draw upon its clear guidance. Misuse of Drugs is also an essential resource for judges, the police, probation officers, forensic scientists, students and members of the public interested in the law of drug misuse and trafficking.

Misuse of Drugs covers all offences as well as evidence, sentencing and forfeiture. Links are provided to commentary in Adams on Criminal Law and cases in Briefcase to facilitate research. Cited legislation is also fully linked. The text follows a logical progression, starting with possession, moving through manufacturing or cultivation and supply and other offences to court proceedings and sentencing.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Possession
  • Equipment, Material and Precursor Substances
  • Importing and Exporting Controlled Drugs
  • Producing or Manufacturing a Controlled Drug
  • Supplying, Administering, or Otherwise Dealing
  • Procuring, Consuming, Smoking, or Otherwise Using
  • Cultivation of a Prohibited Plant
  • Permitting the Use of Premises for an Offence against the Act
  • Secondary Participation
  • Conspiracy
  • Attempts
  • Court Procedures
  • Bail
  • Preventing Abuse of Process
  • Search and Seizure
  • Surveillance
  • Interception of Private Communications
  • Proving the Identity of the Drug
  • Forfeiture, Proceeds of Crime, and Money Laundering
  • Sentencing
  • Related Legislation
  • Subject Index

All information, cases and legislation are rigorously checked by our team of legally-qualified editors and researchers.


Continued consolidation of legislation and replacement of outdated commentary provides an up-to-date view of drug misuse in New Zealand.


First published in 1988, it is a highly regarded legal text.


This work is available online and as an eReference (in ProView).


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