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Date published: 13th February 2018 | Type: Event

27 February

Medicinal Cannabis Reform Workshops: Have Your Say

Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - Thursday, 15 March, 2018

Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Online

Organiser: NZ Drug Foundation

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Come to a workshop about making a submission on proposed changes to medicinal cannabis law in New Zealand. Workshops are being run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, plus we’ll run an online session.

Making a submission on proposed changes to laws governing access to medicinal cannabis will help MPs come up with a better law. It will make a big difference when patients, carers, whānau, health professionals and advocates have a say.

The workshops are being run by the Drug Foundation to make sure as many people as possible feel confident and well-informed enough to make a submission. Patient voices need to be heard loud and clear.

The half-day workshops will cover:

  • A summary of what the Bill says and what the government wants to see happen, and our view of potential issues with proposed changes
  • Overseas medicinal cannabis working models, including what is working and pitfalls
  • How to make a submission, including presenting to the select committee and issues around this, e.g. privacy issues, dealing with the media

If you can't make one of these sessions - don't worry! We will upload resources to our website showing how to make a submission, along with recommendations for changes, and we are planning a webinar. You can also contact us at any time for advice. Contact us

Find out more about the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill (submissions due Wednesday 21 March 2018).

Christchurch - Tuesday 27th February, 10:00am - 1:30pm

Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place. In collaboration with MCANZ and the Canterbury West Coast Branch of the Public Health Association

Wellington - Thursday 1st March, 10:00am - 1:30pm

NZ Drug Foundation, Level 4, 265 Wakefield Street. In collaboration with MCANZ and Ora Toa Health Unit

West Auckland - Wednesday 14th March, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Whanau Centre Te Whānau o Waipareira, Level 2, 6-8 Pioneer Street. In collaboration with MCANZ and Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health

Central Auckland - Thursday 15th March, 10:00am - 1:30pm

Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road. In collaboration with MCANZ and Auckland CAYAD.

Online Q&A Session - Monday 12th March, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Via interactive webinar. Watch the recording. 

Guide to making a submission  

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