National cannabis bill would not allow any smoking

All loose-leaf and edible cannabis products would remain illegal but pills and liquids would be allowed
Stuff (New Zealand)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

National's medicinal cannabis bill would allow doctors to prescribe anyone medicinal cannabis – but not to smoke. It goes further than the Government bill in setting up a regulatory regime but is more harsh on the method of consumption that most people envision – smoking. It would make medicinal cannabis products a pharmacist-only medicine which could be prescribed by doctors, who would authorise a photo ID medicinal cannabis card. This would contrast with the Government bill, which provides a legal defence for cannabis possession and consumption for those with terminal conditions, but does not provide a legal path to selling or obtaining it. (See also: National’s medicinal cannabis bill is far better than Labour’s)