Consultation

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. The Government has committed to establishing a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme to improve access to quality medicinal cannabis products.

The Scheme will do this through:

  • enabling the commercial cultivation of medicinal cannabis and the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand
  • setting standards for medicinal cannabis products so that medical practitioners can prescribe them with more confidence.

A regulatory system, with controls on the cultivation of cannabis and the manufacture and supply of medicinal cannabis products, is needed to support the Scheme. The regulations are being developed to establish the regulatory system.

Information about the Scheme is here: https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/medicinal-cannabis-scheme-consultation.

Please send feedback to Jill.wilkinson@nzno.org.nz by 31 July 2019 

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