New Zealand’s new medicinal cannabis scheme has gone live, with regulations taking effect on 1 April 2020. Any doctor can now prescribe cannabis products to any patient, and local production is allowed – but no new cannabis products are available, and producers cannot yet apply for licences. This has left many patients wondering what the scheme really means for them.
Regulations to enable a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme were passed on the 18 December 2019. A Medicinal Cannabis Agency will be operational from 1 April 2020 to administer the scheme. This… Read more »
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced Cannabidiol (CBD) will remain a controlled drug with restrictions expected to be lifted in September so that GPs and other doctors can prescribe CBD to patients without needing special approval…. Read more »
Dunne’s latest announcement will make little difference to patients and is merely a smokescreen to hide the Government’s lack of action, says NORML. In a press release, Peter Dunne is trumpeting… Read more »
UPDATED AUGUST 2017 This is a step forward – but just a small step. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced Cannabidiol (CBD) will remain a controlled drug with restrictions expected… Read more »
The government’s so-called review of the medicinal cannabis access guidelines has failed to protect patients. “These very minor changes will only help a few people, and even these seriously ill… Read more »
For over 20 years NORML has been advising patients who could afford it to get medicinal cannabis prescribed overseas and bring it back legally. The Misuse of Drugs Act allows… Read more »