Medical Cannabis Is Still Out Of Reach For Too Many Sick New Zealanders

Law changes should have made medicinal cannabis available and accessible to anyone who needs it. But overly stringent rules – and the reluctance of GPs – mean the reality is very different, writes a researcher on the subject.

Access to cannabis-based products for medical reasons is technically legal in New Zealand. But changes to the legislation in 2020 have failed to make this potentially life altering option a reality for many.

Researchers from the University of Otago and Victoria University are exploring the therapeutic use of cannabis in New Zealand through interviews with people who use it to alleviate pain and the symptoms of debilitating illnesses.

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