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An open Letter to the Political and Medical Profession.

Dear Politicians, Parliamentarians, Health Providers, Doctors and Nurses Approximately 5 years ago, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed with a rare, untreatable, incurable auto immune disease that was attacking my kidneys and I was told take these medications for pain relief, these medications to slow down the protein leaking into your system, and these pills to control your blood pressure and inje...
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My experiences with Tilray so far – Dr Huhana Hickey

  While I began my journey middle of 2016 to switch from Sativex to Tilray, it was not until February 2017 I was able to begin using it. Initially, I couldn’t see how three mls of the Tilray oil daily was going to help. I wondered if the switch would be any use and I was nervous about the pain returning.  Fortunately It worked almost immediately, and yet it was subtle. I just suddenly noti...
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Brain tumour patient forced to break law to get necessary ca …

Adam Poulter had a tumour the size of a tennis ball removed from his brain but his choice of medicine could land him in jail. The 30-year-old, who two weeks ago had the tumour removed, is adding his voice to the call to legalise cannabis, though he does not advocate for the drug's recreational use. For him, illegally buying and taking one gram of cannabis extract each day eases the pain,...
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Update, Rochelle’s fight against Cancer

Rochell Kupa, a Cancer patient using Cannabis oil
I was diagnosed at the end of November 2014 with terminal cancer. I had small cell lung cancer in my right lung and it had also gone into my liver and into some of the bones in my back. I was at first only given weeks to live. Then I was told that if chemo and radiation worked, I might have six months to a year. After completing conventional treatments I quickly went on to cannabis oil. I too...
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Chronic Pain, on the edge of society.

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I don't and I won't take cannabis till they legalize it for medical purposes. At age 16 I was assaulted, and left partially paralyzed for several hours. Ironically they thought I was lying about the pain, paralysis and then numbness - it was hours before I got pain relief and even then it was only paracetamol. After four days in hospital they decided they would give me a more robust pain relie...
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#MC410 Dr Huhana Hickey MNZM Recap after 4 months of Medica …

Four months ago I began the journey with my pain by taking Sativex which is essentially medicinal cannabis in spray form. Since I started the daily routine, I have not taken any morphine, gabapentin, codeine and have weaned down to only two tramadol a day, (anyone who says it doesn't work for pain is a liar) Previously, I was on a cocktail of opiates, all at high doses and living in a constant ...
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Shiree’s Story

At 18 I ruptured a lumbar disc, my life put on hold due to a spinal injury with no support from ACC. Twelve years later I had dealt with the pain for many years and it was a way of life, so I thought, prescribed tramadol, anti-flam’s , I hated them, I felt like a zombie, I was told by a doctor to look into alternative medicines, he knew my pain and he supported my natural trials. Green “weed” a dr...
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Support for medicinal cannabis growing among Grey Power grou …

A Christchurch man dying of cancer fears he will have to become a criminal if he cannot legally access medicinal cannabis. The 63-year-old man, who only wanted to be known as Bill for fear of persecution, said he was convinced of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for cancer sufferers. "It makes you sleep better, it makes you eat better and when you reflect on your life, as a person in...
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