This page details the Tasman District Council Local Approved Psychoactive Products Policy.
While there are currently no approved psychoactive products in New Zealand, this policy is active.
The full policy document includes maps of the areas which the policy applies to.
The overall objective of this policy is to minimise the harm to the community caused by psychoactive substances by limiting the location and density of the retailers of approved products. Other objectives include:
Premises licensed for the sale of approved psychoactive products must be located within the central business zone, as defined in the Tasman Resource Management Plan, in Richmond, Motueka or Takaka.
Premises licensed for the sale of approved psychoactive products are not permitted within 100 metres of a kindergarten, early childhood centre, school, library, community centre, reserve, playground or place of worship.
New licenses for the sale of approved psychoactive products are not permitted from premises within 150 metres of an existing premises holding a licence (interim or full) to sell approved products.
Note: There are no currently approved psychoactive products available for sale in New Zealand.