In Oceania, drug production, trafficking and consumption remain overwhelmingly a criminal justice issue. However, Australia and New Zealand have moved towards policies that prioritise health to respond to drug use. More recently, New Zealand made the headlines with the adoption of an innovative policy towards new psychoactive substances.
Bluelight, a new site for swapping information about drug batches, aims to fill the gap left by a lack of formal quality control. This can raise awareness of contaminants and variable purity within the drugs currently in circulation.