Medical cannabis scheme public consultation open now until 7 August

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Public consultation on the medical cannabis scheme is OPEN NOW UNTIL 7 AUGUST: https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/medicinal-cannabis-scheme-consultation

Submissions close 5.00 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019.

There will be a series of consumer and prescriber workshops held over the next few weeks, organised by the Ministry of Health, for those who are interested in making submissions or finding out more.

Also see Minister of Health David Clark’s press release:
https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/have-your-say-new-rules-medicinal-cannabis

NORML has advocated a 4-point approach to make medicinal cannabis more affordable and accessible for New Zealand patients:

  1. Botanical cannabis not just pharma products
  2. Immediate effect, not just a long-term development pathway
  3. Domestic production including small scale providers (families & individuals)
  4. Self provision – choice to grow/make your own herbal remedies

Read NORML’s submission on the original Bill.