There will be improved access to high quality medicinal cannabis with the proposed regulations for New Zealand’s medicinal cannabis scheme.
The scheme sets out who can produce medicinal cannabis, who can prescribe it and who can use it.
The scheme proposes:
The new regulations will become operational in April 2020. A new Medical Cannabis Agency is being established to administer the scheme.
Here are some key sources for the most up-to-date information on medicinal cannabis
Download our submission on the Misuse of Drugs Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill
18 December 2019
Regulations governing medicinal cannabis, released today, are an improvement ... but success will be measured by better patient access
11 November 2019
Although medicinal cannabis was made legal in New Zealand, the medical profession has been slow to widely adopt the new option. Russell Brow...
02 August 2019
A growing body of overseas research has revealed that cannabis could help break harder drug dependence. Legalisation could allow more resear...
19 July 2019
The deadline for submissions on the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is 7 August 2019. We produced a guide to help patients, carers and whānau mak...
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