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Cannabis reform: It's time for change
Our latest research reveals the community is increasingly in favour of cannabis regulation.
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We connect lived experience and research to improve community health and safety in relation to drugs.
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Our Vision

Communities are safe, healthy and empowered to manage substance use, including pharmaceuticals and alcohol.

Our Mission

To support cost-effective approaches that maximise community health and safety in relation to drugs.

How we do it

Frank and fiercely independent, we connect lived experience with research to improve the management of drugs through community engagement and knowledge sharing.

Our Role

Penington Institute champions an open, rational, and compassionate approach to building and sharing knowledge to reduce drug-related harm.

Cannabis

We push for an effective regulatory framework for cannabis defined by public health goals, with priority placed on targeted prevention, education, and treatment.

Overdose

Penington Institute produces Australia’s Annual Overdose Report to demonstrate the nature of the overdose crisis and to support change to reduce drug-induced deaths.

Our Impact

Cannabis Use Disorder: Insights from Professor Nick Lintzeris  

Join addiction medicine specialist, Professor Nick Lintzeris, for a free webinar on the role of medicinal cannabis as a treatment approach for people living with cannabis use disorder. Professor Lintzeris’ experience is that agonist or substitution treatment can be effective for treating substance use disorders (for example, methadone, buprenorphine for

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Cannabis Use Disorder: Insights from Professor Nick Lintzeris  

Join addiction medicine specialist, Professor Nick Lintzeris, for a free webinar on the role of medicinal cannabis as a treatment approach for people living with cannabis use disorder. Professor Lintzeris’ experience is that agonist or substitution treatment can be effective for treating substance use disorders (for example, methadone, buprenorphine for

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2024

Penington Institute convenes the world’s largest annual campaign to end the overdose crisis. International Overdose Awareness Day falls on August 31 each year. 

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a specialty publication created by Penington Institute for frontline workers in Australia’s Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs).