Last month, a New Zealand attorney was able to help her client avoid a lengthy jail sentence after exposing a loophole in New Zealand's law, which allows patients to import a one-month supply of medical marijuana into the country. And on Thursday, Peter Dunne, the country's associate health minister confirmed that the law will not be changed.
"That has been in the law for over 40 years, and applies to all medicinal products, not just cannabis-related products," Dunne explained.
But don't start packing your bags for New Zealand just yet.
According to the New Zealand news website Stuff.co.nz, Dunne said that the importation of a cannabis-related product would be "subject to border control requirements, but that it will not be possible to bring in raw cannabis as it is prohibited by law."
And New Zealand Customs does not want you bringing cannabis, in any shape or form, into the country, stating that the department's policy is to seize any marijuana products brought into the country by arriving passengers.
"Even if it is disclosed on the arrivals form, is lawfully obtained overseas, was supported by a medical prescription and is for a months supply or less," a Customs official said in a statement, explaining the border control's operating procedures.
(Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Two People Shot and Killed in Los Angeles Cannabis Dispensary
Pot Activist Marc Emery Seeks Arrest to Challenge Quebec’s “Unconstitutional” Cannabis Laws
Michelle Obama Writes About Smoking Pot in Upcoming Book
The United Kingdom Will Soon Have First Cannabis-Infused Restaurant
News3 days ago
Snoop Dogg Smokes a Blunt in Front of the White House to Protest Trump
News7 days ago
22-Year-Old Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Trafficking Marijuana
News5 days ago
Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General
News3 days ago
Dsuvia: The Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl the FDA Just Approved
News6 days ago
Colorado Cannabis Grower Wins Lawsuit Against Landowners Over Strong Smell
Politics3 days ago
How Will The New Attorney General Impact The Cannabis Industry?
News4 days ago
Governor-Elect of Illinois Aims to Legalize Marijuana Early in His Term
Guides7 days ago
Products Revolutionizing the Way We Consume Weed