Talk about protecting one’s corner ! We’d suggest boycotting their products as a start. This smacks of Ford back at the beginning of the 20th century dismantling public transport systems in the US
Mr Mission, he speak with forked tongue…..maybe he should re-name his company uneqalis
Key players in New Zealand’s burgeoning medicinal cannabis industry are divided over whether the plant should be legalised.
While none have plans to enter the recreational market, one company says New Zealand’s medical profession isn’t ready for legalisation.
Others say Kiwis are already using illicit cannabis, and the country needs a regulated market because prohibition has caused more societal harm than good.
In October, New Zealanders will vote on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, which has been written to give Kiwis an idea of how the law for recreational cannabis might look.
Greg Mission, Managing director of the fast-growing Bay of Plenty medicinal cannabis company Eqalis, said its stance on legalisation was clear – “not yet”.
Mission said time was needed for the medical profession to catch up and properly engage in the field “before the floodgates open”.
“We simply need more time to explore the potentially enormous improvements this complex plant and all its compounds can have on the health and well-being of our community,” he said.
“We’ve been so long without the choice, why is it such a hassle to hold off and allow the medical profession to catch up?”
Research by the New Zealand Medical Journal indicated that 79 per cent of General Practitioners in New Zealand had concerns about prescribing medicinal cannabis.
Eqalis “strongly” supported decriminalisation, and across-the-counter sales of medicinal-grade cannabidiol (CBD).
Mission had seen in trials patients using pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products to treat serious health conditions with vast improvements.