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Medicinal Cannabinoid Regulation 22(2) Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 Amendment

Medicinal Cannabinoid Regulation 22(2) Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 Amendment

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2,980 Supporters

mOthers for Medicinal Cannabis N.
started this petition to
New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key,
Minister of Health, Jonathan Coleman,
Associate Minister of Health, Peter Dunne
WE THE UNDERSIGNED, request that the House of Representatives pass legislation to amend Regulation 22(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 to bring the controlled drug, cannabis, in line with the controlled drugs cocaine and opium - morphine, so that the consent from the Minister of Health or his delegate is not required for a medical professional’s prescription for a cannabis medicine containing the prescription medicines listed in Schedule 1 to the Medicines Act 1984, being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD).


We the undersigned, agree that Regulation 22(2) should be amended to read as follows:

“22 Restriction on supply of certain controlled drugs
(1) Except to the extent and in the circumstances approved by the Minister either generally or in relation to any particular case or class of cases, no person may supply or administer to any other person, or may prescribe, any controlled drug for the time being named or described in—

(a) Schedule 1 of the Act:
(b) Part 1 or Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Act:
(c) Part 1 of Schedule 3 of the Act.

(2) However, the approval of the Minister under subclause (1) is not required for the supply, administration, or prescribing of—
(a) cocaine, or anything to which any of clauses 2 to 5 of Schedule 1 of the Act for the time being applies in relation to cocaine:
(b) morphine or opium, or anything to which any of clauses 2 to 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Act for the time being applies in relation to morphine or opium:
(c) cannabis or tetrahydrocannabinols or anything to which any of clauses 2 to 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Act for the time being applies in relation to cannabis or tetrahydrocannabinols.”