The results, released on Friday, showed that Kiwis want broader access to medicinal marijuana and for cannabis-derived products to be regulated like other medicines.

In late November, the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill passed its second reading and is expected to come into effect this week. Once in effect, the updated law will extend the use of medicinal cannabis to all people needing palliative relief, rather than just those with a year or less to live.

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