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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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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 CasagrandeArgentina has joined the ranks of South...
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Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana

DPA/The [email protected]: The German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law on Thursday that officially makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.Patients suffering from serious illness, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, serious appetite loss or nausea from chemotherapy, will now be able to receive prescriptions from their doctors for medical marijuana."Serio...
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Irish Toddler Back Home After Medical Cannabis becomes legal in Ireland

NEWSIrish toddler back home after medical cannabis becomes legalFriday 9th December 2016By Lynne KelleherTristan is now back homeTwo-year-old Tristan Cahalane flew home at the weekend from a year of treatment for his severe epilepsy in the U.S. after making history by becoming the first person to be legally allowed medical cannabis in Ireland.The little Cork boy suffers...
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World-first clinical trial of cannabis for chemotherapy patients kicks off in NSW

World-first clinical trial of cannabis for chemotherapy patients kicks off in NSWKate Aubusson Published: December 5, 2016 - 5:09PMLauren Hew knows she'll be fighting cancer until it wins.The 32-year-old mother of two was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2014. After a year-and-a-half in remission the cancer came back."It's heartbreaking, but the sad reality is this is not something...
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BBC: Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without vote

Irish Government passes medicinal cannabis bill without vote   1 December 2016  Dáil (Irish Government) has passed a bill to make cannabis available in Ireland for medicinal use.The Irish Government had said it would not oppose the legislation.It aims to legalise and regulate cannabis products used for medical purposes.People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, who put the bi...
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Germany allows MS patient to grow cannabis in unprecedented case

Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) confirmed on Sunday that the patient from Mannheim, southwestern Germany, will be allowed to grow a maximum of 130 cannabis plants a year in his bathroom. The cannabis is strictly for personal use, a spokesperson said.BfArM had previously rejected requests to home-grow cannabis. There are currently more than 900 patients in Germ...
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Australia: Addiction doctor slams cannabis trials on children as unsafe

An addiction doctor has slammed the rush to legalise medical marijuana for sick children, warning there's no evidence it is safe for young brains."It shouldn't be used at all on children or adolescents," said Dr Philip Crowley, an addiction medicine specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital who will present his views at a medical conference on Friday. "We now know cannabis is ...
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Questions remain as Ohio medical marijuana law takes effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Ohio has yet to outline how exactly its new medical marijuana law will work even as it takes effect Thursday, leaving a host of unanswered questions by doctors, patients, pharmacists, police and many others.Rules for producing, prescribing and distributing cannabis to eligible patients are expected to take up to a year to craft.Ohio is the 25th state to legalize medic...
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