Under current law, Ministry of Health approval is required before most cannabis-based products can be prescribed.

Introducing the bill is part of Labour's 100-day plan. The Prime Minister said any vote on the bill would be as a party, not a conscience vote.

Health Minister David Clark said the legislation was as far as the government could go on medicinal cannabis and still have the numbers to get it through Parliament.

"We wanted to make sure that medicinal cannabis is more accessible to people with terminal illnesses or chronic conditions and the piece of legislation we will introduce will make progress."

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Chris Bramwell ~ Radio New Zealand via 420Intel.com

 

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