The Government is suggesting making it easier for doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana and is asking the public for feedback on a range of proposals.
It suggests that doctors will not need Ministry of Health approval to prescribe any medicinal cannabis products that meet minimum quality standards.
“We are proposing that Ministry of Health approval to prescribe is not required for any medicinal cannabis products that meet the minimum quality standards,” a discussion document reads.
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“As medicinal cannabis products are prescription medicines, the medical practitioner (doctor) is best placed to advise patients on the risks and benefits of their use. The Ministry of Health will provide medical practitioners with information on the use of medicinal cannabis.”
The discussion document also suggests ruling out food containing medicinal cannabis