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Well-known Nelson ‘Green Fairy’ faces prosecution

Another well known “Green Fairy” is due to appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with offences relating to cannabis.Medicinal cannabis advocate Rose Renton faces charges in the Nelson District Court today of growing medicinal (high CBD) strains of Cannabis and making (high CBD) products for hospice patients and others with chronic pain.Rose Renton pres...
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Doctors now able to prescribe cannabidiol

The mother of the first New Zealander to be granted an exemption to use medicinal cannabis says a decision to allow doctors to prescribe cannabidiol without Ministry of Health approval is a "great day for New Zealand medicine".The government is lifting restrictions on cannabidiol (CBD), a substance found in cannabis with potential therapeutic value and little or no psychoactive properties....
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Radio NZ: Calls for independent inquiry into medical cannabis

A review which left the rules for access to medical cannabis largely unchanged was 'biased', an open letter from advocates says.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne had Ministry officials and medical professionals look at guidelines used to assess applications for prescribing cannabis-based products.The review concluded there was a lack of data to support using the products....
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Rose Renton starts petition to counter ‘impossible criteria’ on medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Rose Renton has started a new petition calling on the government to make cannabis-based medications available in New Zealand without delay.The petition, which launches on Tuesday, urges "reform of the law to allow access to quality, affordable cannabis in New Zealand for medical use" and says current efforts to regulate access to pharmaceutical-grade cannabis prod...
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Support for debate on Medical Cannabis.

In the news today there has been much debate on Medical Cannabis and the case of Alex Renton.TV3,   Council of Trade Unions boss Helen Kelly would like access to Medical Cannabis for her Cancer related pain.Yesterday West Coast Labour MP Damian O Connor met with Supporters of Alex Renton in Nelson.Today the Prime minister confirms he prefers the status quo.And the Minister Peter Du...
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TVNZ 7 Sharp – Teen in Coma for 57 days needs legal access to Cannabis Oil

Seven sharp have done an interview with the family of the young man with suspected Encephalitis who has been in a coma for 57 days and counting. Mike Hosking: On a day where we found out that the courts weren’t in a position to help Lecretia Seales, what did the judge say, it’s really only Parliament’s job who can do that, we want to introduce you to a young man who has a similar vexed battle on ...
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