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EXCLUSIVE: A high-profile lobbyist linked to Peter Dunne and the New Zealand Drug Foundation is being accused of fraud, amid mysterious circumstances.

United in Compassion CEO Toni Marie Matich, was hospitalised following accusations she misappropriated a significant amount of money while leading the charity.

Kiwibank froze UIC's funds in October and the charity was unable to open accounts with other banks.

Pharmac's bid to fund a cannabis medication for multiple sclerosis has been declined by its advisory committee, in part because it says the risk of inappropriate use is too high.

Pharmac has been seeking clinical advice from its Pharmacology Therapeutics Advisory Committee on funding oromucosal spray Sativex. The spray is a cannabis-extract treatment used for various indications, including spasticity due to multiple sclerosis.

Canada is officially on the road to legalisation. In a letter outlining her responsibilities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to begin the process of legalising and regulating cannabis in Canada.

Mexico’s Supreme Court made a monumental decision today that could lay the groundwork for a legalisation movement with some serious traction. The vote by the Supreme Court’s criminal chamber ruled that it is unconstitutional to prohibit individuals from growing and distributing cannabis for personal use.

You are being offered the wrong referendum. The matter to be decided should not be the design of a flag on which 6000 people have made submissions, but the status of a law which 400,000 people feel inclined to break each year.

West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor is drafting a private member's bill to allow the medicinal use of cannabis.

He says high profile cases such as terminally ill trade union leader Helen Kelly, who is using cannabis oil for pain relief because it does not make her sick like morphine, have helped changed public attitudes.

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