NZ doesn’t want ‘marijuana industry’ – English

NewsHub 3 April 2017
Family First Comment: There’s already a “compassionate” and legal route for patients to get cannabis products – if they need them. “The minister’s just changed the rules so that’s a little bit easier, with the Ministry of Health now approving it instead of each one going to the minister. As far as we can see, that’s going to work pretty well and we don’t want to take it any further.”
“We don’t want an official marijuana industry. We’re not going to be legalising it.”
Well said.
#saynopetodope

The vast majority of viewers tuning into The AM Show on Monday support medicinal cannabis.

A (non-scientific) poll on the Newshub website found 94 percent of respondents backing its legalisation.

It comes after oncologists claimed at the weekend half their patients are using cannabis to ease their suffering.

But don’t expect the Government to ease up the rules anytime soon.

Speaking to The AM Show on Monday, Prime Minister Bill English said there’s already a “compassionate” and legal route for patients to get cannabis products – if they need them.

“The minister’s just changed the rules so that’s a little bit easier, with the Ministry of Health now approving it instead of each one going to the minister.

“As far as we can see, that’s going to work pretty well and we don’t want to take it any further.”
READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/04/nz-doesn-t-want-marijuana-industry-english.html

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