MPs vote for ban on party pills from April 08

NZ Herald March 14, 2008

Party pills containing the chemical BZP will be banned from next month under a law change passed in Parliament last night. Under the new law, manufacturers and retailers have until April 1 to stop making and selling the benzylpiperazine-based pills. Consumers will have six months to consume any pills they have for personal use. The act classifies pills containing BZP as a class C drug – the same level of classification as cannabis.