The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority administers the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 which the Government introduced to control the importation, manufacture and sale of psychoactive substances in New Zealand.  Read more about the background to the Act and the regime.


Register of Products

Currently there are no approved products.

Due to the prohibition on the use of animal testing for the purposes of assessing whether a psychoactive product should be approved, it is unlikely that there will be any approved products for some time.

View the Register of Products page.

Retailers and wholesalers

You can apply for a licence to sell approved products by retail or wholesale. However, because there are no approved products, the Authority recommends that you do not apply for a licence to sell approved products by retail or wholesale at this time.

If you still choose to apply for a licence, more information can be found on the Licence application forms and guidelines page.


News and Events

10/11/2017 The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority will be closed on Friday 22 December 2017 from 5.00pm NZST and will reopen for business on Monday, 8 January 2018 at 9.00am NZST.

Questions? Concerns?

Psychoactive Substances hotline: 0800 789 652

Call if you have any questions or concerns about psychoactive substances in New Zealand.