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Kiwi doctors can now prescribe medical cannabis without MOH approval

Today the New Zealand government announced it will be removing many of the restrictions surrounding medical cannabis. Under the new rules, Kiwi doctors will no longer be required to gain approval from the Ministry of Health prior to prescribing cannabidiol (CBD) based products. This means that your local doctor will be able to prescribe you medical cannabis just as they would any other medicine. The move is expected to improve …

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Patients win with new medical marijuana law

Ministry of Health changes law for patients seeking medical marijuana New Zealand patients in need of medical cannabis no longer have to go through the laborious process of obtaining ministerial approval to get their medicine. As of today, the authority to approve applications for non-pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis products has shifted from the Minister to the Ministry of Health. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne explained the reasoning behind the changes. “When …

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Cannabis Law reform, Auckland town hall

Dr Huhana Hickey speaks at Community CAN Start the conversation Huhana speaks about Sativex, the costs, unity and police harassment at the Community CAN start the conversation meeting held in Auckland on the 27th of June 2016 Cannabis Law Reform A meeting was held at the Auckland town hall on Monday the 27th June 2016, discussing Cannabis Law reform. The panel included Helen Kelly, Dr Huhana Hickey MNZM from the …

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Helen Clark did not confront Peter Dunne on cannabis

The Cannabis Party publishing false claims Updated 10/06/16: Peter Dunne has responded and confirmed that The Cannabis Party published false information. According to the Minister the claims “are simply untrue & typical of the brain addled nonsense & lies this group peddles” @nzweed i have now seen these claims – they are simply untrue & typical of the brain addled nonsense & lies this group peddles — Peter Dunne (@PeterDunneMP) June …

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Ministry of Health provide more clarity on cannabis-based products

Changes in terminology may help the terminally ill The Ministry of Health made changes yesterday to the terminology they use in their descriptions of cannabis-based products. The changes also reach in to the applications themselves, in order to better reflect how applications for medicinal cannabis are assessed. Criteria simply becomes guidelines, but why? According to the Ministry of Health, the previously used term criteria has been replaced by guidelines to better reflect …

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Importing medical cannabis to New Zealand

Planning a trip to New Zealand in the near future but aren’t sure whether you can bring your medical marijuana with you? This article is for you. We’ve put together all the information you need to help you make an informed decision about whether you should try and bring prescription cannabis into the country. Are you allowed to import medical cannabis into New Zealand? If you’re from a part of …