A medicinal cannabis company in Marlborough has received one of the largest grants ever provided to primary industry, which will see it develop a growing handbook for other medicinal cannabis companies.
Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor visited Puro at their site in Kēkerengū, on the South Marlborough coast, on Friday to announce the $13 million grant.
It represents a Government and industry partnership that will see New Zealand patients being able to access local and organically grown cannabis medicines manufactured in New Zealand.
Labour have screwed up medicinal cannabis market so badly they are throwing $13million at it & hope you are too dumb to notice!
This is a joke…
Sourced from Australia, the flower has less than 10 per cent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis – and was high in CBD (cannabidiol) which helped treat pain and lower anxiety.
…the reality is this…
Only 6 per cent of people who use cannabis medicinally are getting it legally, according to a Drug Foundation report.
This leaves about 250, 000 people who source medicinal cannabis on the black market.
…right after the referendum which showed almost a majority demanding cannabis law reform, Little killed off any cannabis reform and landed us instead with bullshit medicinal cannabis rules that only serve a billionaire while crushing the local medicinal cannabis industry.
Patients seeking medicinal cannabis now ARE WORSE OFF after Labour than before it!
Minister Little has the audacity to blame the industry which either suggests Andrew is either lying or grossly misinformed!
I am free anytime to explain to the Minister why he is wrong.
Labour have inadvertently set the medicinal cannabis industry up the way they have set the super market duopoly up. Labour have allowed the big pharma segment of the NZ market to write rules that exclude the smaller players which has led directly to the impasse we have now.
A framework that only the big pharma segment can pass through while fucking over medicinal cannabis patients as well as the wider industry.
Labour deserve nothing but contempt for their medicinal cannabis failure and if the Greens had any strategic brain they would make a legal market part of their agreement to form a government in 2023.
For the true believers, see you at J Day!
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Original Source: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2022/04/09/labour-have-screwed-up-medicinal-cannabis-market-so-badly-they-are-throwing-13million-at-it-hope-you-are-too-dumb-to-notice/