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MCANZ Press Release: Referendum DOES give better access for Medical users.

Last night it was reported on One News that more than 30 complaints were being made to the advertising standards authority on the Drug Foundations new campaign in support of the referendum. The main issue covered was that the adverts implied that adult use legalization would improve access for patients. "It's Rubbish, you know, It is a completely misleading statement," said NZMA Chair Kate Baddo...
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MCANZ Press Release. Patients to Challenge ACC over Medical Cannabis Funding

MCANZ has resolved to take the fight to ACC for funding Medical Cannabis, due to persistent refusals experienced in the patient community even when patients have exhausted all other treatments, or the clinical response of patients using Medical Cannabis has far exceeded standard treatments.As recently as January this year it seemed as if progress was being made, with a significant win for ...
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MCANZ Press Release: New Medical Cannabis Regulations “Bittersweet”

PRESS RELEASE:  Unveiling of Medical Cannabis regulations "Bittersweet" Today, the Medical Cannabis Regulations have been released, the reaction from patients has been mixed, with some excellent gains made around prescribers and access pathways, leaving the patients uphill battle for access squarely as a socio-economic issue.Prescribing Unleashed "The unleashing of GP Prescribing for is a gr...
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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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#MC410 Sativex for Paige

Paige was the first child in New Zealand to legally access a Cannabis Based product, in this case Sativex.  There was much media coverage at the time with the family featuring on Sunday, Newspapers etc.  She was only 11 years old when she started on Sativex, and she has been on it ever since.Paige is now 13 years old,  her initial diagnosis with Dravets syndrome was when she was just two y...
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Press Release: MC Guidelines review dissapointing.

Last Month Peter Dunne announced the results of the Ministry of Health review into the guidelines that assess applications for ministerial approval to prescribe cannabis-based products.MCANZ, and the patients we represent, find these proposed changes underwhelming, our particular points of concern being:lack in MC expert knowledge of persons consulted; reluctance of medical profession...
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Press Release: Helen Kelly Backs Medical Cannabis Charity.

Yesterday Helen Kelly published a post supporting  other families needing access to Medical Cannabis,  including a supporting video of our #MC410 fundraiser, aiming to fundraise for Sativex for 10 Patients.MCANZ is grateful for the public endorsement from Helen Kelly, who is the only notable public figure tackling this issue from a genuine personal need. We hope in future that other public...
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Medicinal cannabis access in Nelson stymied by lack of pain specialists

Those seeking medicinal cannabis products in Nelson are being stymied by the lack of a specialist pain clinic in the region. Nelsonians wanting a medicinal cannabis prescription are struggling to gain approval because of the lack of appropriate pain specialists in the region.Medicinal Cannabis Awareness New Zealand trustee Shane Le Brun said no Nelson doctor has prescribed medicinal cannabis ...
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