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Importing cannabidiol e-cigarettes for personal use

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From: William Rea

Dear Ministry of Health,

Under The Medicines Act and the SFEA, people can import nicotine-containing e-cigarette products for their own use only (up to a 3 months' supply).

Both Nicotine and Cannabidiol are "Schedule 1 Prescription, restricted, and pharmacy-only medicines" does this mean that one can also import cannabidiol-containing e-cigarette products for personal use? If not, why not? and how is the legislation different for the two products?

Yours faithfully,

William Rea

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Dear William Rea

Thank you for your request for official information, received by the
Ministry of Health on 25 August 2016. The Ministry's reference number for
your request is: H20160 3427

You requested:

Under The Medicines Act and the SFEA, people can import
nicotine-containing e-cigarette products for their own use only (up to a 3
months' supply).

Both Nicotine and Cannabidiol are "Schedule 1 Prescription, restricted,
and pharmacy-only medicines" does this mean that one can also import
cannabidiol-containing e-cigarette products for personal use? If not, why
not? and how is the legislation different for the two products?

Your request has been received and logged.  You can expect a reply no
later than 22 September 2016 as required under the Official Information
Act 1982.

Please note that a working day is defined in the Act as ‘any day of the
week other than a Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day,
Labour Day, the Sovereigns birthday, Waitangi Day and a day in the period
commencing 25 December in any year and ending 15 January in the following
year.

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the Ministry
needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this
date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act).  We will advise you
if such an extension is necessary.

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H20160 3427

Yours sincerely,

Melissa Buckle l OIA Co-ordinator
[MOH request email]
Government Relations l Ministerial, Executive and Government Services l
Office of the Director General

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Dear Mr Rea

You have requested the following:

Under The Medicines Act and the SFEA, people can import
nicotine-containing e-cigarette products for their own use only (up to a 3
months' supply).

Both Nicotine and Cannabidiol are "Schedule 1 Prescription, restricted,
and pharmacy-only medicines" does this mean that one can also import
cannabidiol-containing e-cigarette products for personal use? If not, why
not? and how is the legislation different for the two products?

I note that you have made an identical request to the Ministry of Health
via [email address] on 24 August 2016 which has been responded to in
full.  In view of this, and as there is no additional information required
to answer your request, do you wish to withdraw the request above?

Regards

Liz McMillan
Manager l Government Relations l Ministerial, Executive and Government
Services l Office of the Director-General of Health l DDI: 04 816 2408

[1]http://www.health.govt.nz
mailto: [email address]

   

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