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From: Gregory Soar

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

1.Please supply all information as to why MSD classifies THC containing medicines as “alternative medicines” on special benefit review forms.

THC and THC containing medicines are NOT an alternative medicine. It / they are lawful ordinary medications the same as ones hiv or diabetic medications for example.

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Soar

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Tēnā koe Gregory Soar,

Thank you for your email received 3 May 2022, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. 

Ngā manaakitanga,

Official and Parliamentary Information Team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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