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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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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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Australia: Doctors set to legally prescribe pot to patients

Mike Baird
Doctors across the state will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis for their patients as of tomorrow.Cannabis-based medicines have so far been available only to patients enrolled in clinical trials in NSW but Premier Mike Baird said new regulatory changes meant the drugs can now be considered for ­patients who have exhausted standard treatment options. “People who are serious...
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Perthnow -Dealers ripping off desperate families

PATIENTS who rely on medicinal cannabis are being forced to grow it themselves as unscrupulous dealers capitalise on the vulnerable.David Stevens, whose nine-year-old daughter is reliant on cannabis oil to quell the constant seizures she suffers from her rare form of epilepsy, said the government needed to put checks and balances in place to protect families, who were often desperate.“Beca...
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