Press release: DEA Deschedules CBD

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand Press Release:   International Changes for Cannabis loom as the DEA Reschedules CBD  Today the US Drug enforcement agency (DEA) has made a historic announcement, announcing that Cannabidiol (CBD) is to be moved from the Schedule 1 to schedule 5.  This means it transitions from a drug rated worse the methamphetamine, to one at the safer end of presc...
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Press Release: Shane Reti’s Private Members Bill a giant step forward for National on Medical Cannabis.

This afternoon the National Party has announced their own take on Medical Cannabis, with significant detail that has been left out of the Labour bill.“As a natural pessimist, I am surprised that any form of card system would fly with the National Caucus”“The inclusion of a card access system at pharmacies is a masterstroke, with patient choice preserved, and the input of medical profession...
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DIPG, Elyse Defying the odds.

Article by Casey Johnson, Mother to Elyse.Our daughter Elyse who is now four years old, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) on April 9th 2016 just over 2 years old.This tumor has a very low survival rate with less than 1% of its victims beating the odds. It predominantly affects children and most pass away within 3-9 mont...
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The Grass Might Be Greener: Medical Marijuana Patients Exhibit Altered Brain Activity and Improved Executive Function after 3 Months of Treatment.

AbstractThe vast majority of states have enacted full or partial medical marijuana (MMJ) programs, causing the number of patients seeking certification for MMJ use to increase dramatically in recent years. Despite increased use of MMJ across the nation, no studies thus far have examined the specific impact of MMJ on cognitive function and related brain activation. In the present study, MMJ pat...
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Medical cannabis policy released for NZ

 Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand is today releasing a health policy document which it wants government to enact into law.The policy contains elements of recent bills from Labour and Chloe Swarbrick, but is more detailed and fairer than both.The policy includes:• A compromise solution that permits patients to grow their own cannabis in limited circumstances when lice...
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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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