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Press release: Patients express concern around the definition of palliative expressed in the SOPs

MCANZ has been inundated with concern over the artificially narrow definition of palliation in the SOPs put forward late Monday on the Medical Cannabis Bill. There are 2 key phrases that narrow the definition to exclude those who may be considered palliative in Generic terms. The bill defines palliation as such"a person requires palliation if, in the opinion of a medical practitioner or n...
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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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Sir Paul Holmes turned to Cannabis before his death: NZ Herald

The late broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes turned to Cannabis before his death, his widow has revealed.Lady Deborah Holmes said her husband was not a drug user but "in the final weeks it was the one thing that could give him peace and comfort".Sir Paul died age 62 in February 2013 after battling heart problems and the return of prostate cancer.His wife told Herald columnist Brian Rudman ...
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Life, Death and Medical Cannabis – By Helen Kelly

I am taking Cannabis Oil to manage my pain as my lung cancer takes over my body. It’s sort of as simple as that really. For some people talking about dying is confronting but actually talking about it allows us to think about how it happens – it is actually as much a social event as a physical one and knowing someone is comfortable, getting good treatment and pain relief is very much part of the s...
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