Local Approved Psychoactive Products Policy

This page details the Tasman District Council Local Approved Psychoactive Products Policy.

The Council adopted a policy relating to the sale of approved psychoactive products within its District on 28 November 2013. The policy is effective from 16 December 2013.

The full policy document includes maps of the areas which the policy applies to.

The policy will be reviewed every five years.

Objectives of this Policy

  • To minimise the harm to the community caused by psychoactive substances by limiting the location and density of the retailers of approved products.
  • To ensure that Council and the community have influence over the location and density of retailers of approved products in the District.
  • To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of psychoactive products in residential areas, near recreational facilities and other inappropriate locations.
  • To minimise the exposure and potential for harm to sensitive communities, such as children and families, from the sale of psychoactive products.

Location of Premises from Which Approved Psychoactive Substances Can be Sold

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.

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