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Family seeking cannabinoid spray prescription say many more could benefit

For 11 years, Jacinta Newport's daughter has been in pain.Sometimes in the hips, sometimes in her lower limbs, that pain, along with frequent visits to specialists, has been a constant, just like her cocktail of medicines and often terrible side effects."It's just affected her life on every level," Mrs Newport says.Her daughter, now 22, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she wa...
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Medicinal marijuana ‘should be researched, not legalised’

Family First NZ says that medicinal marijuana should not be legalised, but is calling for further research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked formsFamily First is calling for the following: - the expansion of research into the components of the marijuana plant for delivery via non-smoked forms. (Supported by NZMA) - the establishment of an emergency or res...
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New Zealand Drug Foundation Review of Medicinal Cannabis (2006)

The scientific and clinical evidence to support the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products is not yet overwhelming. However, it is well-established enough to suggest cannabis has therapeutic benefits in treating people with serious conditions such as:chronic pain for which other pain relief treatments are ineffective, or have  bad side-effects neurological disorders, incl...
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