Psychoactive Substances Regulations: Consultation

Submissions closed 21 March 2014

Published online: 
19 February 2014
Psychoactive Substances Regulations: A consultation document cover


This consultation sought input from interested parties into the development of regulations to support the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 (the Act) which came into force on 18 July 2013.

The Psychoactive Substances Regulations will provide the operational detail on how the Act will work. This paper consulted on proposals for regulations relating to licensing, product approval processes, labelling and packaging details, place of sale and advertising, and fees and levies.

Once in force, regulations will bring the full regime into effect for the parts of the Act to which they apply.


The Ministry received 188 submissions from a variety of organisations, industry and the public, including 40 submissions from mayors. These have been, and will be, taken into account when drafting the regulations.  The Submissions are available on this page.  Some personal information, names and contact details have been withheld where necessary to protect the privacy of individuals.

Due to the volume of submissions, these have been published in PDF format only - if you have trouble accessing a document please email [email protected].

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    19 February 2014
  • ISBN:
    978-478-0-42783-7 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2014. Psychoactive Substances Regulations: A consultation document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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