New Zealanders suffering from chronic illness, and who turn to cannabis to ease their suffering, will continue to be prosecuted as health officials look set to maintain a hard line approach to their plight.

As the government set up the country’s legal medicinal cannabis framework in 2018, people with life-limiting conditions were given a criminal defence if found to be using illicit cannabis.

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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...

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