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MCANZ Press release: Significant delays in developing the Medical Cannabis scheme

Public consultation on Medicinal Cannabis is not due until some point in July after multiple delays in the scheduling. Early OIA  requests showed the initial date was planned for the 22nd April, putting the scheme 3 months behind, with 6 months to go.The Labour party election promise was to legalise within 100 days of assuming office, after assuming power, it vowed to Introduce legislation wit...
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Radio NZ: Calls for independent inquiry into medical cannabis

A review which left the rules for access to medical cannabis largely unchanged was 'biased', an open letter from advocates says.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne had Ministry officials and medical professionals look at guidelines used to assess applications for prescribing cannabis-based products.The review concluded there was a lack of data to support using the products....
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Medicinal cannabis access in Nelson stymied by lack of pain specialists

Those seeking medicinal cannabis products in Nelson are being stymied by the lack of a specialist pain clinic in the region. Nelsonians wanting a medicinal cannabis prescription are struggling to gain approval because of the lack of appropriate pain specialists in the region.Medicinal Cannabis Awareness New Zealand trustee Shane Le Brun said no Nelson doctor has prescribed medicinal cannabis ...
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