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Maori Strongly Support Cannabis Reform Ahead Of Referendum

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:01 pm | Helius Therapeutics

Nearly three-quarters of Maori support legalising cannabis for personal use, with 84% believing prohibition has failed to limit cannabis access and use, according to an independent survey. Less than 12 weeks out from the General Election, 72% of ... More >>

Support Cannabis Legalisation Lifts To 56% Ahead Of Referendum

Monday, 29 June 2020, 8:48 am | Helius Therapeutics

Less than three months out from the General Election, an independent survey of nearly 1,600 Kiwis shows 56% will vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis at the referendum – up from 54% in February. “This result will energise both the yes ... More >>

Time To Harness Economic Potential Of Medicinal Cannabis

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 11:13 am | Helius Therapeutics

With the immediate health crisis largely behind us, New Zealanders are now being encouraged to unite More >>

Helius Secures Major Grant For $2.4m R&D Project

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 9:28 am | Helius Therapeutics

Helius Therapeutics has confirmed it’s the recipient of a substantial grant for its New Zealand-based cultivation, plant breeding and medicines research programme. The $2.4 million research and development project has been approved for co-funding ... More >>

Cannabis Bill Would Provide Timely Economic Boost

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:33 pm | Helius Therapeutics

“This legislation would deliver significant tax revenue for healthcare, create jobs, and provide many opportunities for new businesses – an increasingly attractive prospect for many Kiwis given the economic fallout from Covid-19,” says Paul Manning, ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme takes effect, despite Covid-19

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 10:54 am | Helius Therapeutics

Given the extraordinary circumstances that Covid-19 presents, it admirable the Ministry of Health has forged ahead with the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, which came into effect as planned on 1 April. More >>

Kiwis believe cannabis prohibition failing, controls preferr

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 10:49 am | Helius Therapeutics

With the COVID-19 pandemic set to see more state governments in the US contemplate legalising personal use cannabis to boost tax revenue and help restore balance sheets, our Government’s draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill could gain further ... More >>

Passionate Plea For Doctors To Take MedCan Opportunity

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 12:27 pm | Helius Therapeutics

With exactly one month until the medicinal cannabis regulations come into effect, the industry is passionately appealing to doctors to attend New Zealand’s first ever medicinal cannabis summit in just over two weeks. “Patient enquiries are growing, ... More >>

Cannabis start-up now valued at over $100m

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 11:40 am | Helius Therapeutics

Helius Therapeutics has raised a further $20m from private investors, with New Zealand’s largest medicinal cannabis company achieving a market capitalisation of $105m. More >>

2020 will unleash greater medicinal cannabis access

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:44 pm | Helius Therapeutics

Last month the Ministry of Health released the final Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, but in the lead up to Christmas many may have missed the significance of this milestone. More >>

Biolumic receives license to enhance medicinal cannabis

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 3:54 pm | Helius Therapeutics

BioLumic, the innovative New Zealand agriculture biotech company, has received approval from the New Zealand Ministry of Health to use its unique ultraviolet (“UV”) technology to stimulate the growth of medicinal cannabis. BioLumic leads the world ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, a big win for patients

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:38 pm | Helius Therapeutics

“One significant change in the final Medicinal Cannabis Scheme released today will enable greater patient access and shows the Ministry of Health has listened to healthcare professionals,” says Paul Manning, Co-Chief Executive of Helius Therapeutics, the ... More >>

Helius secures advanced drying technology rights

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:20 pm | Helius Therapeutics

Helius Therapeutics has signed a New Zealand-exclusive licence with Vancouver-based global technology company, EnWave Corporation, to use their advanced Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) drying technology for medicinal cannabis production. More >>

Helius appoints Group Financial Controller

Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:05 am | Helius Therapeutics

Mr Williams has joined New Zealand’s largest medicinal cannabis company after holding a number of financial leadership roles - from managing high-growth start-ups to serving as Chief Financial Officer of a well-established NZX-listed company. More >>

Medicinal cannabis presents global opportunity

Friday, 1 November 2019, 1:41 pm | Helius Therapeutics

New Zealanders from all walks of life are truly embracing medicinal cannabis and the prospect of products becoming more widely available from next year. More >>

Medicinal cannabis presents global opportunity

Friday, 1 November 2019, 11:47 am | Helius Therapeutics

New Zealanders from all walks of life are truly embracing medicinal cannabis and the prospect of products becoming more widely available from next year. More >>

Global cannabis expert calls on NZ doctors to upskill

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:54 am | Helius Therapeutics

“It’s absolutely essential that New Zealand doctors better inform themselves about medicinal cannabis. Many patients will soon be seeking professional advice on their options, and frankly time is running short,” says Professor Mike Barnes, ... More >>

Royal College endorses cannabis masterclass

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 1:46 pm | Helius Therapeutics

A New Zealand masterclass in medicinal cannabis has been formally endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) – marking a significant first for the country. More >>

MBIE funding welcome news for medicinal cannabis

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:24 pm | Helius Therapeutics

The country’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has today announced its innovation partnership with leading ag-tech start-up BioLumic, which has secured significant financial backing from MBIE (Ministry of Business, ... More >>

Cannabis referendum narrows but tracking to pass

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:22 am | Helius Therapeutics

The Government's 2020 referendum on the personal use of recreational cannabis would pass albeit the result might be closer than was indicated six months earlier, according to a significant independent survey of over 1,100 New Zealanders. More >>