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The End Of The Transition Period Disrupts Supply For Thousands Of Patients

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 2:33 pm | MCANZ

Recently the Minister of Health Andrew little confirmed there will be no extension for most CBD products patients have been prescribed and are using successfully. Andrew talked of making major adjustments to several health initiatives but has decided ... More >>

MCANZ To Fight ACC For Medical Cannabis Funding

Friday, 12 June 2020, 6:36 am | MCANZ

MCANZ has resolved to take the fight to ACC for funding Medical Cannabis, due to persistent refusals experienced in the patient community even when patients have exhausted all other treatments, or the clinical response of patients using Medical ... More >>

MCANZ Joins Health Not Handcuffs To Campaign For The Yes Vote.

Monday, 20 April 2020, 4:31 pm | MCANZ

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ) is proud to announce that it is joining forces with Health Not Handcuffs in advance of the 2020 Referendum in September. MCANZ is the only registered charity in New Zealand focused on helping real patients ... More >>

Unveiling of Medical Cannabis regulations "Bittersweet"

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3:09 pm | MCANZ

Today, the Medical Cannabis Regulations have been released, the reaction from patients has been mixed, with some excellent gains made around prescribers and access pathways, leaving the patients uphill battle for access squarely as a socio-economic issue. More >>

Significant delays in developing the Medical Cannabis scheme

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 2:33 pm | MCANZ

Public consultation on Medicinal Cannabis is not due until mid-to-late July, after multiple delays in the scheduling. Early OIA requests showed the initial date was planned for the 22nd April, putting the scheme 3 months behind, with 6 months to ... More >>

MCANZ launches its first study of Medical Cannabis users

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:25 pm | MCANZ

An unprecedented research project to discover how and why New Zealanders are using cannabis medicinally has been launched today by Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand. The study, New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Use Research Survey 2019 , is an online ... More >>

World Health Organisation Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:18 pm | MCANZ

Late last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) held the 41st meeting of the Expert Committee of Drug Dependence (ECDD). This was a historic meeting as it was the first review of Cannabis scheduling in international treaties since before the ... More >>

MCANZ Wants Cannabis Vaporizers legalized for Christmas

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:26 am | MCANZ

With the Government's Medical Cannabis Bill gaining Royal assent this week, MCANZ would now like to see a rapid amendment to allow a certain class of cannabis utensils to be legalized. More >>

The real work begins on the Medical Cannabis scheme

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 7:35 pm | MCANZ

MCANZ is delighted at the historic achievement of a solid commitment to produce Medical Cannabis in New Zealand, and is grateful for the amendments that were introduced broadening the scope of the compassionate clause, clarifying a more therapeutic “whole ... More >>

Patients express concern on medicinal cannabis amendment

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 4:19 pm | MCANZ

MCANZ has been inundated with concern over the artificially narrow definition of palliation in the SOPs put forward late Monday on the Medical Cannabis Bill. There are 2 key phrases that narrow the definition to exclude those who may be considered ... More >>

Medical Cannabis: Terminal vs Severe and Debilitating?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:08 am | MCANZ

The exemptions outlined for the terminally ill by Labour’s Medical Cannabis bill do not go far enough, and have been universally panned by patient advocates and policy experts. “David Clark’s excuse for failing to deliver on Labour’s election ... More >>

"Green Fairies" Are a Symptom of Unmet Demand

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:08 am | MCANZ

On Newshub’s 6 o’clock news last night, it was revealed two of the larger compassionate supplier’s (aka “Green Fairies”) are being prosecuted by the police, to the detriment of hundreds (potentially thousands) of patients. More >>

Cannabidiol Change Will Have No Immediate Effect

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:44 am | MCANZ

Today the Compound Cannabidiol or CBD is rescheduled and is supposedly free for GPs to prescribe. MCANZ is aware of several products that may be available in future, none of which are pharmaceutical grade. More >>

Current Medical Cannabis regime anything but compassionate

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 10:49 am | MCANZ

On Duncan Garner’s Radio show Monday morning, our Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the current special approvals scheme. More >>

MCANZ Press release on Green Party Policy

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:44 pm | MCANZ

Today the Greens have unveiled a comprehensive set of initiatives around the politically fraught policy area of drug law and reform, showing Moral courage on the issue of Medical Cannabis that has been lacking in parliament. More >>

Importation loophole an affordable legal avenue

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 10:37 am | MCANZ

Tonight on Story it was shown to New Zealand that is possible for New Zealanders to legally procure ounces of Raw Cannabis and import them legally into New Zealand. More >>

Helen Kelly Backs Medical Cannabis Charity

Monday, 9 May 2016, 11:00 am | MCANZ

Today Helen Kelly published a post supporting of others making meaningful contributions in support of Medical Cannabis, including a supporting video of our #MC410 fundraiser, aiming to fundraise for Sativex for 10 Patients. More >>

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand Launch

Monday, 18 April 2016, 9:38 am | MCANZ

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ) is pleased to announce its registration as a charity has been approved. More >>




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