Cannabis firms in New Zealand have praised the regulatory framework under the country’s new Medicinal Cannabis Scheme but acknowledged it will take some time for the industry to get on its feet.

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Senior executives across the Tasman also accepted they face the same challenge as Australia in overcoming the reluctance of doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...