A bill proposed by Hon David Clark, Minister of Health should give the industry a new framework in which to purse the opportunities for low THC iHemp medicinal products.
Clearly when used as a medicine it is a drug which will need to be controlled by Medicine Control, as opposed to the arable seed and fiber crop which would be more suited to being controlled by MPI
The draft bill is available and public submissions have been requested by 21 March 2018
The Draft is restricted to just the terminal ill which does not allow access to the wide range of patients wanting to use these therapeutic medicines.
We encourage you to make a submission and give them feedback on what you think needs to be included so that patients, doctors and suppliers all know what to do.