July 19, 2019
Entry advice for cannabis industry newcomers
MedSafe is holding information sessions on proposals for The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme over the next fortnight, including sessions for Māori who want to enter the industry.
Andrea Eng, MedSafe manager of regulatory practice, says the Government is keen to encourage a domestic cultivation and manufacturing of medical cannabis products, and also to help medical practitioners understand it can help their patients.
It also wants to provide equity of access to the new industry, which is why MedSafe has been talking to a range of industry players abut how they can become licence holders.
"A lot of the Māori industry people we have been talking with up to now have been talking about wanting to get into the industry to provide things like employment and the economic benefts that come into their region and we are totally on board with that so we are wanting some ideas on how we can help," Ms Eng says.
The first sessions take place in Auckland on Monday and Tuesday next week, Christchurch on Tuesday 30 July and Wellington on Thursday 1 August.
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