In 2020, Te Marae Ora, through the Director of Clinical Services put out a release that stated “There are no laid down import regulations for methadone”.
Methadone is a Class B controlled drug in the Narcotics and Misuse of Drugs Act 2004.
is an opioid.
in 2022 TMO stated they are guided by an approved process for all medication
imported into the Cook Islands.
there has been no legislative enactments between 2020 and now to lay down clear
import regulations, there can be no process that TMO is guided by on the
importation of medication into the Cook Islands.
Crown Law and Customs are making it up as they go along?
Government that cannot keep track of its own laws cannot be trusted to faithfully
and even-handedly execute those laws.
exposes that these three ministries are not binding the acts of the Crown, but
rather are acting like three disjointed and dysfunctional serfdoms, and we are
their peasant serfs when it comes to them trying to dictate what the laws of
medicinal cannabis should be
of course, as the Minister of Public Service, the Prime Minister Mark Brown is
allowing this farce to continue.
instead of applying TMO’s 2020 version of the regulation, Mr Brown is allowing
in this day and age of medicinal cannabis, approval by the Cook Islands people
to allow the three serfdoms to apply a more stringent version on the
regulations of medical marijuana.
the PM is allowing for them to keep up with a hectic and furious pace of its
so-called authorities in our nation don’t even know their own regulations.
in the world would we ever trust them to do what is right for the Cook Islands
people in order for us to receive all the medicinal cannabis products that
other nations are providing around the globe for their citizens to relieve
their pain and suffering?
Government itself, the very “expert” agencies responsible for putting into
effect, “law”, no less is not able to keep pace with its own frenetic made up law-making.