NewsHub 7 May 2016
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The Government is still refusing to budge on the recreational use of cannabis, but says it’s open to further discussion around its medicinal use.
The comment has once again re-lit debate around cannabis law reform the same day as “J-Day” protests across the country.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is giving an inch, but protesters at today’s J-Day in Auckland want a mile.
“Overall I want to make sure New Zealanders get access to the medications they want over time, but I don’t at this point support making marijuana available,” Mr Coleman said.
More than 1000 gathered in Albert Park for the annual protest — this year’s theme the decriminalisation of medicinal cannabis.
Currently, non-pharmaceutical grade cannabis products can be accessed only with ministerial approval, but that’s rarely granted.
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