Are your illegal drugs pure? New Zealand will check them for you

A law will allow controlled substances to be tested without penalty to ensure their authenticity. The goals are to reduce health risks and, perhaps, change users’ behavior
The New York Times (US)
Friday, April 9, 2021

New Zealand has enshrined into law a one-year experiment allowing drug users to have illegal substances tested without penalty to ensure their authenticity and to weed out dangerous chemicals. The testers will not call the police. The drug users will not be thrown in jail. To tackle an endemic drug problem, New Zealand became what is believed to be the second country to formally legalize such drug checks, after the Netherlands. The European nation began a similar program in 1999 — though the practice is spreading around the globe. (See also: Drug-testing to be made permanent at music festivals - Health Minister Andrew Little)