NZ-grown cannabis medicines as early next year after new licence for Helius Therapeutics

NZ Herald 18 August 2020
Family First Comment: “High quality and affordable New Zealand-grown cannabis medicines could be available for patients next year after the country’s largest company in the sector secured a new commercial licence… Helius chief executive Paul Manning said the licence means patients can expect high quality, affordable and NZ-grown cannabis medicines as soon as early next year.”
So why is the Yes side using medicinal as justification for recreational use?
Easy.
They’re desperate to win and will use this smokescreen. Don’t be fooled.
#Itsnotworththerisk

High quality and affordable New Zealand-grown cannabis medicines could be available for patients next year after the country’s largest company in the sector secured a new commercial licence.

While the medicinal cannabis industry may play an important role in the nation’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health’s Medicinal Cannabis Agency has granted Helius Therapeutics (Helius) the licence to cultivate and process active cannabis ingredients. The company said it applies to its 8800sq m state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in East Tamaki.

The New Zealand-owned biotechnology company’s new production facility is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

In a statement to the Herald, Helius chief executive Paul Manning said the licence means patients can expect high quality, affordable and NZ-grown cannabis medicines as soon as early next year.

The licence allows Helius – the country’s largest licenced producer – to cultivate an unlimited number of cannabis plants, including high THC and CBD cultivars. It will also see a number of proprietary varietals yielding valuable minor cannabinoids at the Auckland site, the company said.
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