EP205 – Poppers & The TGA and Cannabis Legalisation in Victoria

Nick and Ash discuss the week in news on drug law, policy and culture.

POPPERS

Maestro of Vice, Jarryd Bartle joins the program to discuss the recent decision by the TGA to re-schedule alkyl nitrites (poppers).

Read the final decision on scheduling from the TGA.

CANNABIS LEGALISATION

Reason party leader and Upper House member for the Northern Metropolitan Region Fiona Patten talks to us about her successful initiative for an inquiry into regulation of cannabis and associated products in Victoria.

Secured: Australia’s first inquiry into cannabis (Fiona Patten MLC)

GUIDELINES FOR AOD DISCUSSIONS IN THE MEDIA

Read the Mindframe guidelines.

The Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs project uses research evidence to reduce stigma associated with AOD use, increase help-seeking behaviour in people who may require treatment or support, and minimise harm.\

The evidence-informed guidelines aim to positively influence the quality of media reporting on AOD-related issues, improve community attitudes towards people living with issues related to AOD use and increase help-seeking behaviour.

These guidelines are designed to inform, support and empower media to report safely and responsibly on AOD in ways which minimise harm, stigma and discrimination while maximising help-seeking behaviour.

The guidelines include detailed information on:

  • Communicating about someone who uses alcohol and other drugs.
  • Helpful ways to communicate about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Harmful ways to communicate about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Language advice.Help-seeking information and services.
  • Detailed evidence about the impact of media reporting.



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