Come to a workshop about making a submission on proposed changes to medicinal cannabis law in New Zealand. Workshops are being run in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, plus we’ll run an online session.
Making a submission on proposed changes to laws governing access to medicinal cannabis will help MPs come up with a better law. It will make a big difference when patients, carers, whānau, health professionals and advocates have a say.
The workshops are being run by the Drug Foundation to make sure as many people as possible feel confident and well-informed enough to make a submission. Patient voices need to be heard loud and clear.
The half-day workshops will cover:
If you can't make one of these sessions - don't worry! We will upload resources to our website showing how to make a submission, along with recommendations for changes, and we are planning a webinar. You can also contact us at any time for advice. Contact us
Find out more about the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill (submissions due Wednesday 21 March 2018).
Christchurch - Tuesday 27th February, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place. In collaboration with MCANZ and the Canterbury West Coast Branch of the Public Health Association
Wellington - Thursday 1st March, 10:00am - 1:30pm
NZ Drug Foundation, Level 4, 265 Wakefield Street. In collaboration with MCANZ and Ora Toa Health Unit
West Auckland - Wednesday 14th March, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Whanau Centre Te Whānau o Waipareira, Level 2, 6-8 Pioneer Street. In collaboration with MCANZ and Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health
Central Auckland - Thursday 15th March, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road. In collaboration with MCANZ and Auckland CAYAD.
Online Q&A Session - Monday 12th March, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Via interactive webinar. Watch the recording.
Guide to making a submission
Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.
95% of respondents reported positive effects, in a study that looked at both prescription and black market cannabis use.