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MCANZ Press Release: Medical Cannabis Scheme a “Blazing wreck”

It is now over 1300 days since the Labour government was formed, and could act on their campaign promise to "legalize within 100 days"To date, no new products are available under the "new scheme" merely existing products uprated to "approved".The new scheme insists on a pharmaceutical (GMP) quality standard for Cannabis that to date, only Tilray has been able to meet, and NO New Zealand ...
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MCANZ Press Release. MCANZ dissapointed with referendum results, expects “Specials” to close the gap.

MCANZ Cannabis Referendum – 2020 Election MCANZ is disappointed with the failure of the Cannabis Legalization and control referendum to gain a majority for the yes vote in the interim results. However there is a glimmer of hope in how tightly contested the result is, with approximately 480k votes yet to be counted.The Special votes, which typically lean left, would need to be nearly 70% ye...
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BERL report’s revenues could offer funding for Medical Cannabis users.

MCANZ Press Release: BERL report's revenues could offer funding for Medical Cannabis users.Medicinal cannabis patients want a slice of the projected revenue should Cannabis be legalized, with the revenues expected to be over $1 Billion as laid out in the BERL reports released last week.MCANZ would like to see some of the tax revenue's or levies ring-fenced for a Named patient funding schem...
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MCANZ Press Release: Medicinal cannabis patients raise their voices for a ‘yes’ vote in referendum

Medicinal cannabis patients are banding together to call for a ‘yes’ vote in September’s cannabis referendum.This week, Medicinal Cannabis Awareness New Zealand is launching a social media campaign to implore New Zealanders to vote yes and fully legalise cannabis through a controlled framework.The social media campaign features the faces of some of the many thousands of patients who still ...
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MCANZ Press Release: Referendum DOES give better access for Medical users.

Last night it was reported on One News that more than 30 complaints were being made to the advertising standards authority on the Drug Foundations new campaign in support of the referendum. The main issue covered was that the adverts implied that adult use legalization would improve access for patients. "It's Rubbish, you know, It is a completely misleading statement," said NZMA Chair Kate Baddo...
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MCANZ Press Release. Patients to Challenge ACC over Medical Cannabis Funding

MCANZ has resolved to take the fight to ACC for funding Medical Cannabis, due to persistent refusals experienced in the patient community even when patients have exhausted all other treatments, or the clinical response of patients using Medical Cannabis has far exceeded standard treatments.As recently as January this year it seemed as if progress was being made, with a significant win for ...
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MCANZ Press Release: MCANZ Joins Health Not Handcuffs to Campaign for the Yes Vote in the Cannabis Referendum

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ) is proud to announce that it is joining forces with Health Not Handcuffs in advance of the 2020 referendum in September.MCANZ is the only registered charity in New Zealand focused on helping real patients get access to medical cannabis through legal means.  Our mission is to facilitate and promote the re-introduction of medicinal cannabis (MC) pro...
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MCANZ Press Release: New Medical Cannabis Regulations “Bittersweet”

PRESS RELEASE:  Unveiling of Medical Cannabis regulations "Bittersweet" Today, the Medical Cannabis Regulations have been released, the reaction from patients has been mixed, with some excellent gains made around prescribers and access pathways, leaving the patients uphill battle for access squarely as a socio-economic issue.Prescribing Unleashed "The unleashing of GP Prescribing for is a gr...
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DIPG, Elyse Defying the odds, nearly 4 years and going strong.

Article by Casey Johnson, Mother to Elyse, a follow up to this earlier post from 2018Hi my name is Casey. I’m a wife and mother to two children, Blake 9yrs and Elyse 6yrs.We had a perfect life that was soon to be shattered. I’ll tell you a bit about our story.The past 3 years 8 months have proven to be some of the hardest yet greatest and most rewarding moments of my life.Elyse, my...
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