Must be election year: Dunne finally gives an inch on Cannabis oil

via TVNZ

Cannabis oil will no longer be treated as a controlled drug in New Zealand after Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne moved to lift restrictions.

Cannabis oil will be available from GPs the same as any other prescription drugs after the government moved to lift restrictions.

Cannabidoil, or CBD, has been a controlled substance under drug guidelines, meaning until now it has required prescriptions to be approved by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne

He announced on Friday that Cabinet had approved his recommendation that restrictions be lifted based on advice from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs.

Cannabidoil has little or no psychoactive effect but has been found to have therapeutic value.

“In practical terms, the change means CBD would be able to be prescribed by a doctor to their patient and supplied in a manner similar to any other prescription medicine,” Mr Dunne said.

This is a move that’s years too late.  But let’s be thankful for a man that fears his career is on the line finally shifting his position.


– NZN via NZ City

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