New Zealand

Mon
20
Sep

Helius Celebrates Female Leadership In Cannabis Sector

women in business

Helius Therapeutics is taking time to reflect on Suffrage Day. On 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote.

Now 128 years on, New Zealand has its third female Prime Minister, and almost half of its Members of Parliament are female. Women leaders are also significantly represented across the business sector, with more playing leading roles in science and healthcare.

The country’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, is no exception. Not only is it New Zealand’s first medicinal cannabis business to gain a GMP Licence to Manufacture Medicines, but Helius is led by chief executive, Carmen Doran.

Wed
04
Aug

Couple making cannabis oil causes over $40K in damage after explosion rocks house

Kitchen and laundry door frames, as well as multiple windows, were blown out by the explosion, with glass flying about 25 metres.

A New Zealand couple has caused more than $46,000 in damage (about C$40,400) to a house in the suburb of Invercargill after their attempt at making cannabis oil resulted in a massive explosion.

Samuel Paul Just, 29, and Rebecca Anne Bower, 28, were both charged with producing cannabis oil. Both have pleaded guilty after a district court appearance on Tuesday, where they were convicted and remanded on bail, according to a report from Stuff NZ.

Wed
04
Aug

Couple making cannabis oil causes over $40K in damage after explosion rocks house

Kitchen and laundry door frames, as well as multiple windows, were blown out by the explosion, with glass flying about 25 metres.

A New Zealand couple has caused more than $46,000 in damage (about C$40,400) to a house in the suburb of Invercargill after their attempt at making cannabis oil resulted in a massive explosion.

Samuel Paul Just, 29, and Rebecca Anne Bower, 28, were both charged with producing cannabis oil. Both have pleaded guilty after a district court appearance on Tuesday, where they were convicted and remanded on bail, according to a report from Stuff NZ.

Mon
26
Jul

New video from pop star Lorde shows singer blissfully taking a hit from a bong

image of singer, Lorde

“Blink three times when you feel it kicking in,” she sings.

FILE: New Zealand singer Lorde poses before Christian Dior 2015-2016 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show on Mar. 6, 2015 in Paris. / PHOTO BY PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

 

The “Solar Power” video from the artist known as Lorde is sure to brighten the mood of cannabis enthusiasts as the two-time Grammy winner is depicted taking a single haul on a bong that immediately lifts her energy.

Fri
16
Jul

Cancer patients to take part in LSD micro-dosing trials in New Zealand

Scientists in New Zealand are planning to run a Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) micro-dosing trial with late-stage cancer patients to see if the drug improves their quality of life.

Dr. Lisa Reynolds, the Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology at the University of Auckland, will lead the trial.

Tue
06
Jul

Cannasouth to buy out cultivation and manufacturing joint venture partners

Leading medicinal cannabis company, Cannasouth Limited has today entered into two conditional agreements to acquire the balance of the stakes that it does not already own in its cultivation and manufacturing joint venture businesses.

Acquisition of outstanding interest in Cannasouth Cultivation Limited

Cannasouth has entered into a conditional agreement with Aaron Craig and his family interests (Craig Family Interests) to acquire the remaining 50% stake in Joint Venture business Cannasouth Cultivation Limited that Cannasouth does not already own.

Wed
12
May

Hopes For NZ Medical Cannabis “Amnesty” Fade

There appears to be growing impatience among New Zealanders regarding the government’s approach to medical cannabis.

Since the passing of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act 2018, terminally ill New Zealanders have had a legal defence for the possession and use of small amounts of dried cannabis for medicinal purposes while a proper scheme was being set up.

Wed
05
May

New Zealand’s ‘green fairy’ has wings clipped for giving elderly free cannabis

Jason Tong, dubbed the “green fairy” for his efforts in recent years to give free cannabis to elderly New Zealanders who are in pain, has pleaded not guilty to cannabis-related charges and has asked that the police drop the charges.

Arguing he has done nothing wrong and was only trying to help those in need, Tong pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and two counts of supplying a Class C controlled drug, reports RNZ.

Tue
13
Apr

Harvest Of NZ’s Largest Medical Cannabis Crop Commences

New Zealand medical cannabis company Puro has kicked off the harvest of its crop, which it claims to be the largest in the country to date.

Planted in December last year, tens of thousands of plants have been grown on the 10-hectare site in Kēkerengū, on the Kaikōura coast of NZ’s South Island (Te Waipounamu). Cultivated under organic protocols, harvesting is being carried out entirely by hand by more than 40 workers over a period of around 5 weeks.

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