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The status of CBD in New Zealand

Late last year, Cannabidiol, or CBD for short was removed from the Misuse of Drugs Act as a schedule B drug.  This change had little practical changes for patients because Peter Dunne had removed a lot of Class Brequirements for CBD previously (he didn't seem to have authority to push through a full and proper descheduling). The key difference between CBD and other Cannabis products is tha...
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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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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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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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Cannabidiol spray delivered to Florida’s first registered patient

Calm/CBD Spray
At 10:12 a.m. Monday, Rich Murphy was handed a one-ounce bottle of hope.Murphy, a 61-year-old survivor of a 2014 horrific traffic accident, received one of Florida’s first therapeutic doses of cannabidiol spray.The spray was distributed by Surterra Therapeutics, a health and wellness-focused company.Suterra president Susan Driscoll and Dr. Lisa Avery – Murphy’s neurologist – gave M...
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Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of a combination of cannabidiol and moringin in LPS-stimulated macrophages.

Abstract Inflammatory response plays an important role in the activation and progress of many debilitating diseases. Natural products, like cannabidiol, a constituent of Cannabis sativa, and moringin, an isothiocyanate obtained from myrosinase-mediated hydrolysis of the glucosinolate precursor glucomoringin present in Moringa oleifera seeds, are well known antioxidants also endowed with anti-infl...
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Cannabidiol promotes browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

AbstractRecruitment of the brown-like phenotype in white adipocytes (browning) and activation of existing brown adipocytes are currently being investigated as a means to combat obesity. Thus, a wide variety of dietary agents that contribute to browning of white adipocytes have been identified. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), a major nonpsychotr...
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Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects

Author: Ethan B Russo Abstract Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of cannabidiol to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated. Other phytocannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol and cannabichromen...
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Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects.

Author Russo EB AbstractTetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the primary focus of cannabis research since 1964, when Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized it. More recently, the synergistic contributions of cannabidiol to cannabis pharmacology and analgesia have been scientifically demonstrated. Other phytocannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol and cannabichromene,...
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