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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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Australia: Medical cannabis trial for epileptic children showing ‘promising’ early signs

NSW epidiolex trial
A special scheme providing medicinal cannabis to epileptic children too sick to join the upcoming standard clinical trial in NSW has shown "promising" early signs, though doctors have warned it is not a miracle cure.About 20 severely epileptic children have so far begun receiving the cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex under the NSW Government's Compassionate Access Scheme, with the same n...
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PRNewswire: Marijuana Derivative Reduces Seizures in Children and Young Adults with Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led byepilepsy specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.These latest findings provide the first estimates of safety, tolerability and efficacy of prescr...
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