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Support to legalise recreational cannabis in decline

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 10:38 am | Helius

The prospect of ending wider cannabis prohibition looks increasingly unlikely. Over the last nine months, the percentage of New Zealanders who would vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis has declined at a near linear rate of around 10% per ... More >>

Medicinal cannabis advocates need to have their say today

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:33 am | Helius

With public consultation closing tonight, the country’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, is urging Kiwis to have their say on the Ministry of Health’s discussion document for New Zealand’s Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. More >>

Specialist sign-off for cannabis would strain health sector

Friday, 2 August 2019, 12:35 pm | Helius

An independent survey of over 700 healthcare professionals reveals genuine concern that New Zealand’s health sector would struggle to cope if ‘specialist sign-off’ is required before a GP can prescribe medicinal cannabis. More >>

Specialist sign-off for cannabis would strain health sector

Friday, 2 August 2019, 12:06 pm | Helius

An independent survey of over 700 healthcare professionals reveals genuine concern that New Zealand’s health sector would struggle to cope if ‘specialist sign-off’ is required before a GP can prescribe medicinal cannabis. More >>

Visiting cannabis expert warns against specialist sign-off

Sunday, 21 July 2019, 12:09 pm | Helius

“The prospect of a specialist recommendation being required before a GP can prescribe medicinal cannabis would be a huge error for New Zealand,” says British neurologist and Europe’s pre-eminent medicinal cannabis expert, Professor Mike Barnes. More >>

Cannabis scheme heading in the right direction

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 8:53 am | Helius

“New Zealanders fought hard to achieve strong parliamentary support for medicinal cannabis last year. It’s now really important people have their say on the design of the regulations to ensure sound and sensible patient access,” says Paul Manning, ... More >>

Cannabis scheme heading in the right direction

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 6:30 pm | Helius

“New Zealanders fought hard to achieve strong parliamentary support for medicinal cannabis last year. It’s now really important people have their say on the design of the regulations to ensure sound and sensible patient access,” says Paul Manning, ... More >>

Groundswell of demand for medicinal cannabis, reveals poll

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 3:44 pm | Helius

Over 400,000 New Zealanders say they would definitely seek out medicinal cannabis products when they become widely available from 2020, according to a large independent survey and the first of its kind, just released. More >>

Helius appoints world leader in medical cannabis R&D

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:05 am | Helius

Dr James Polston has been announced as Scientific Director at Helius Therapeutics, leaving the United States where he was a leader of research and development at the world’s largest medicinal cannabis company, by revenue. More >>

Helius Therapeutics appoints pharmaceuticals leader

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:17 am | Helius

New Zealand’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has appointed senior pharmaceuticals industry leader Mitch Cuevas to its team as Director and Senior Advisor. More >>

News of UN cannabis classification downgrade welcomed

Sunday, 3 February 2019, 11:13 am | Helius

A World Health Organisation report to the United Nations on the classification of cannabis could help boost exports, says New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics. More >>

Cannabis referendum would pass comfortably: poll

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 9:45 am | Helius

An independent survey of nearly 1,000 New Zealanders reveals the Government's 2020 referendum on recreational cannabis use would gain 60% support. More >>

Cannabis ‘rebrand’ campaign launches nationwide

Monday, 17 December 2018, 8:56 am | Helius

The first ever advertising campaign from a licensed New Zealand cannabis company has launched with the intention to rebrand cannabis, following legislation passing in Parliament last week. More >>

NZers want medicinal cannabis bill to go further

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:12 am | Helius

A new survey of more than 2,000 Kiwi adults finds they overwhelmingly want doctors and nurse practitioners to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis as they see fit, on a patient by patient basis, and for it to be treated like any other medicine in ... More >>

Amnesty for illicit cannabis breeders

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:58 am | Helius

Local cannabis breeders sought by country’s largest licensed producer as Government allows amnesty for New Zealand’s illicit strains More >>

Cannabis cultivation license granted to Helius

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:45 pm | Helius

The Ministry of Health has granted a license to cultivate cannabis to Helius Therapeutics – the first license to be issued in Auckland and the largest licensed site in the country. More >>

Cannabis biotech start-up Helius attracts major investors

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 4:47 pm | Helius

Local medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, opened its wholesale capital raise earlier this year to an enthusiastic response from investors. Now the company has the backing of kiwi rich-lister, Guy Haddleton, and this month has moved into ... More >>

Helius commends National on its medicinal cannabis bill

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:25 pm | Helius

Helius Therapeutics, the New Zealand-owned medicinal cannabis company, commends Dr Shane Reti and the National Party for their medicinal cannabis bill. More >>

 

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