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NZ: Medicinal cannabis cultivation licence issued to East Coast business for first time

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Medicinal cannabis can now legally be grown by an East Coast business after the Hikurangi Cannabis Company was issued a licence.

25/08/2018
Laura Tupou ( NEWSHUB)

The Ruatoria business was the first of its kind to get the go-ahead from the Ministry of Health – second to a university, which was given a licence to aid the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products for specific clinical trials.

It was a community effort with “no help from the Government” to get to this stage, co-founder of the Hikurangi Cannabis Company Manu Caddie told Newshub.
“We’ve been a bunch of farmers from the East Coast who have got organised,” he said.
“[We saw] an opportunity and had some good support along the way.”
Mr Caddie applied for the licence in April and four months later, on 24 August, it was issued.
It allowed them to breed cannabis strains that could be used in medicines, he said…

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