Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 18th, 2018 - 10 comments
Categories: disability, drugs, greens, health, human rights, Social issues - Tags: cannabis, chloe swarbrick, health select committee, medical cannabis
People like Danny Battershill, who lives with a severe auto-immune disease, will not find immediate relief in the Govt’s proposed Medicinal Cannabis Bill. The Bill will only be improved with as many voices as possible calling for change – please add yours: https://t.co/rOMdafZket pic.twitter.com/LdCdzjlHwi
— Chlöe Swarbrick (@_chloeswarbrick) March 16, 2018
The Greens have an online submission form to make the process easy.
From the Greens: ______________________________________________________________________
To the Health Select Committee,
Please fix the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis), Amendment Bill to provide greater access to treatment using cannabis-based medicines.
The current Bill fails to offer relief for Kiwis with chronic conditions who are in pain.
I call on the Select Committee to amend the current Bill to extend legal medicinal cannabis use to people experiencing a chronic debilitating condition.
Kiwis deserve legal and affordable access to medicinal cannabis.The Health Select Committee is about to consider the government’s changes to medicinal cannabis law. This is your chance to tell politicians they have not gone far enough.
Right now, thousands are suffering needlessly without access; many are risking their livelihoods and their clean record for a bit of relief.
The government’s changes provide some solace for terminally ill patients but they do nothing to stop the criminalisation of those with a chronic illness. We need your voice to make it happen.
Make a quick and easy submission to ensure everyone has legal access to the medicine they need.
To get you started, you could tell the Committee:
Personal stories can change minds. Tell the Committee yours.
How to submit
Simply fill out the form on this page.
Use the comment box to tell the Committee about your experiences and to ask them to fix the current law.
Ensure you tick if you want to speak or sign to the committee. Your submission will carry more weight if you speak to the Committee directly but you don’t have to.
Submissions close: Wednesday, 21 March 2018.
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