to this, while we’re waiting on the Government to introduce a medical marijuana
plan, we can now import our own personally prescribed medical marijuana by mail
from New Zealand. Certain criteria must be met in order to do this, namely, your
first step is to discuss medicinal cannabis with your doctor over the phone in
New Zealand – if you think you have a condition that qualifies for medical
marijuana use, and your doctor agrees medicinal cannabis will help you. But
before I get into all of that allow me to tell you how this can legally be
the Ministry of Health (Pharmacy and Therapeutic Products) Regulations 2013, Part
5, Controls on dealings with Therapeutic products, number seven, nothing in
this regulation prevents the importation by any person of a medicine if that
importation is for personal therapeutic use which is evidenced by a letter or
certificate of that person’s medical practitioner registered outside the Cook Islands,
or is for the purpose of a clinical trial authorised by the Ministry.
is the most absolute section in the Regulations because it states, and I repeat,
nothing in this regulation prevents the importation by any person of a medicine.
Nothing. And of course, prescribed personal use of medical marijuana is covered
in this Regulation.
are a number of cannabis clinics in NZ you can contact to discuss medical
marijuana with a doctor. Just to name one – Cannabis Clinic, 22 Tennyson
avenue, Takapuna, Auckland – contact them online to book an appointment.
you don’t need anyone in the Government to freely exercise your civil rights as
long as you meet all the requirements for personally prescribed imported
I’m compelled to caution everyone that it would be better to contact the
Minister of Health Rose Brown and get her written permission because otherwise
I have no doubt, somewhere, someone down the line in the Government will try to
infringe on your civil rights and try to put a stop to it.
there are laws and processes that everyone in this country must follow, the
Government is riddled with authoritarian figures from the Cabinet, Heads of Ministries,
Crown Law and the Police. And some of these very people who are supposed to be
helping our society are violating our rights.
hope this letter is informative and helpful to those of you who are seeking
some relief from your physical and mental anguish through the beneficial
products that medicinal cannabis can provide.
– According to Cook Islands Secretary of Health Bob Williams “there is one
medicinal cannabis medication approved by Medsafe New Zealand that Te Marae Ora
can import for approved patients in the Cook Islands which would not require
any legislative or regulation change”.