Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Submissions close 5.00 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019

Posted on August 02 2019

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Submissions close 5.00 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019

The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. Consultation closes Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5 pm.

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.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019.

We suggest you start by reading the Short Guide to the Consultation Document, which highlights the areas of interest for different audiences.

Then read the sections of the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Public Consultation Document relevant to your interests.

You can then provide feedback by:

Your feedback is important because it will help shape the final proposals, ensuring they are workable and that the purpose of the legislation is achieved. We appreciate you taking the time to make a submission.

Source: Ministry of Health

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