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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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I am still here, I am not getting worse, the big C cant have …

Kia ora, my name is Rochelle Kupa and I have terminal cancer. My cancer is in my right lung, my liver and in some of my bones. I was diagnosed at the end of November 2014. In some ways it was a relief to find out what was wrong. For a long time now I have been a Secondary Teacher of English and Social Studies. So when I kept getting sick in 2013 and no real causes could be found, I put it d...
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Anna Osborne: Medical Cannabis is working for me

After a week of taking cannabis oil, cancer sufferer Anna Osborne is sleeping better and no longer has to take anti-nausea pills. Osborne is undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. She wants medical cannabis to be made more easily available. Sativex is the only available medicinal cannabis in New Zealand, but it requires ministerial approval before use. Osborne, whose husband, ...
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