9 Feb 2017

Dunne's move inconsequential - cannabis campaigner

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 9 February 2017

The Government says changes to the way medicinal cannabis products are signed off won't pave the way for the decriminalisation of cannabis.

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Yesterday, the Associate Health Minister, Peter Dunne, announced the job of approving the use of medicinal cannabis will pass from him to the Ministry of Health.

But that's not likely to be a springboard for reforming the laws around recreational cannabis use.

A campaigner for medicinal cannabis, Shane Le Brun, says changes to the process for people wanting to use it are almost meaningless.