Spot light on NZ MC companies – SOMA

Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? SOMA Group is New Zealand’s leading science-based medical cannabis company. The only end-to-end business in the market, we’re also the only science wholesaler with a national research programme collaborating with the University of Otago, and the only business focussed on matching whole plant and human genetics (endocannabinoids).Based...
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Spot light on NZ MC companies – Rua Bioscience

Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? Rua Bioscience is a medicinal cannabis company from Tairāwhiti. Founded in 2016 initially as a subsidiary of charitable company Hikurangi Enterprises, Rua Bioscience aspires to be a global innovator in cannabis breeding and genetics, cultivation and product innovation. The company has two licensed cultivation sites near Ruatoria and a med...
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Spot light on NZ MC companies – Puro

Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? Puro, Marlborough. Cultivation of cannabis and hemp for medical end use. Q2. Will you offer compassionate discounts, (community service card holders, pensioners etc)? Puro sell to pharmaceutical companies and extraction partners. We don’t sell direct to consumer. Q3. Do you have plans for trials regarding chronic pain? No. Q4. What c...
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Spot light on NZ MC companies – NUBU Pharmaceuticals

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Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? My name is Mark Dye, and I am the CEO of Auckland based NUBU Pharmaceuticals. Q2. Will you offer compassionate discounts, (community service card holders, pensioners etc)? I am unable to answer this question as suppliers of unapproved medicines are unable to communicate in a manner that Medsafe would consider advertising. Sorry. Q3. Do...
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Spot light on NZ MC companies – Medleaf Therapeutics

Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? Courtney Letica, Auckland, CEO of Medleaf Therapeutics Q2. Will you offer compassionate discounts, (community service card holders, pensioners etc)? We offer the best price to market and will continue to do so. This is our business model. Q3. Do you have plans for trials regarding chronic pain? No. Q4. What certification programs, i....
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Spot light on NZ MC companies – Helius Therapeutics

Q1. Who are you, where are you based and what do you do? Helius is one of New Zealand’s largest licensed medical cannabis companies and we exist to improve quality of life. Our first priority is to provide high-quality, affordable medicinal cannabis to kiwi patients across the country.We have a bold vision, to become a world leader in the research and development of safe and efficacious med...
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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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