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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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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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Well-known Nelson ‘Green Fairy’ faces prosecution

Another well known “Green Fairy” is due to appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with offences relating to cannabis. Medicinal cannabis advocate Rose Renton faces charges in the Nelson District Court today of growing medicinal (high CBD) strains of Cannabis and making (high CBD) products for hospice patients and others with chronic pain. Rose Renton pres...
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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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Doctors now able to prescribe cannabidiol

The mother of the first New Zealander to be granted an exemption to use medicinal cannabis says a decision to allow doctors to prescribe cannabidiol without Ministry of Health approval is a "great day for New Zealand medicine". The government is lifting restrictions on cannabidiol (CBD), a substance found in cannabis with potential therapeutic value and little or no psychoactive properties....
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The Costs of Cannabis – Food vs Pharmaceutical grade.

One of the key barriers to improved access to Cannabis Based Products in the current framework is cost.  Sativex, available on-label for MS, has less than 12 people using it in NZ for that purpose, out of a patient population of 3000+ where trials demonstrate that a little over 40% of medium to severe patients gain sustained clinical benefit, there are hundreds of patients with this one condit...
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Half of cancer patients using cannabis, say doctors

It's a highly charged issue, and when it comes to medicinal cannabis, New Zealand - like many countries - is grappling with what to do about it. Users have reported dramatic health benefits, and now some oncologists have told The Nation between 40 and 60 percent of their patients use it. And support for its decriminalisation is coming from some unlikely quarters - such as Grey Power. So r...
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Argentina Legalises Medical Marijuana, and it’s FREE for patients

The Argentinean Senate passed a bill legalising medical cannabis following Congress’s approval of the move late last year Certain patients will have free access to the medication Government agencies will be allowed to grow marijuana for research purposes “The oil means that Benja is free of the medications and seizures.” – Yamila Casagrande Argentina has joined the ranks of South...
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Government Confirms Medical Cannabis Change

                  By Isaac Davison Patients seeking medical cannabis for pain relief will no longer need approval from a minister, the Government confirmed this morning. As of today, the responsibility for approving applications has been delegated to the Ministry of Health. Associate Health Minister Peter ...
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