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Our Story – DIPG Brain Tumor

DIPG Brain tumor
 My beautiful one and only Granddaughter was born on the first day of spring 2010 and I was thrilled, scared, overjoyed, nervous, and oh so very much in love from the first time I set eyes on her. My daughter just 19 years old, back at home with me after having left her partner. It is now 2015 and my wee granddaughter is 5 years old and has brain cancer.This year has been a total trai...
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TVNZ Sunday: The Real Oil

In desperation Toni Marie Matich gave her little girl cannabis oil to combat seizures. Now shes decided to front up and be identified, and confess to breaking the law.  Source: http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/real-oil-video-6380639 If you are located in NZ - you may view the video in high quality here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/ondemand/shows/s/sunday/2015/08-30.html  ...
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The Scientist – Are We Missing Something?

“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Nobel prize nominee Dr Raphael Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human b...
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Hope for Zoe in cannabis oil

Karen Jeffries of Rotorua is working hard to get a type of cannabis oil legalised to be able to treat 7-year-old daughter Zoe. The plan coincides with the treatment of Nelson teenager Alex Renton, who received a one-off dose of cannabidiol (CBD) product Elixinol after being in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital since April. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne last week approved the product, ...
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TVNZ – Commisioner calls for Medicinal Cannabis Trials.

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says New Zealand should be trialling medicinal cannabis for children.His comments come as an eleven-year-old girl becomes the first New Zealand child to be prescribed medicinal cannabis extract, called Sativex.The girl, Paige, has Dravet Syndrome, a rare but lethal form of epilepsy.Parents Brent and Kelly say their daughter suffered up to fiftee...
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The Northern Advocate : Case for Medical Marijuana

A Northland family has highlighted the benefits of the medical marijuana, and the lengths parents are prepared to go to for their kids.Jessika Guest moved to Colorado where daughter Jade, 7, has qualified for a US medical card allowing her access to cannabis medicine.Jade has hypotonia (a state of low muscle tone), global developmental delay and epilepsy, which used to leave her seizing up to ...
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