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Medicinal cannabis access in Nelson stymied by lack of pain specialists

Those seeking medicinal cannabis products in Nelson are being stymied by the lack of a specialist pain clinic in the region. Nelsonians wanting a medicinal cannabis prescription are struggling to gain approval because of the lack of appropriate pain specialists in the region.Medicinal Cannabis Awareness New Zealand trustee Shane Le Brun said no Nelson doctor has prescribed medicinal cannabis ...
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Newshub: MCANZ Debut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaYNVuOYCBUAn organisation looking to fundraise for New Zealand's medical cannabis users has become a registered charity. Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ) launched this week with the goals of raising awareness and advocating for the treatment, along with getting together funds for those already using it. The charity, the country's first for medic...
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#MC410 Sativex for Benjamin

Benjamin was a happy healthy two year old boy until he started showing signs of seizure activity.His muscles on the right side of his face started to droop and his right arm started to lose itsmuscle control. Many tests and surgeries in New Zealand and Germany were performed but nobody could control the seizures or tell us why this was happening. Taking epilepsy medication has al...
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#MC410 Sativex for Jamie

Medical Cannabis Awareness New ZealandFundraiser for Sativex, the only Legal Medical Cannabis, the story of Jamie.At 5 weeks of age Jamie O'mara suffered a massive intracranial hemorrhage. This left him severely brain damaged and in need of constant care. This was attributable to Jamie not receiving aVitamin K injection at birth.As a result of his brain damage Jamie developed s...
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Cost blamed for few medical cannabis requests : Hawkes Bay Times

Just two Hawke's Bay people have applied to use medicinal cannabis over the past three years and users around the country say the high cost is a barrier to accessing the drug.Ministry of Health figures show it authorised both Hawke's Bay applications for the pharmaceutical grade product Sativex.Northland woman Alisha Butt has been using Sativex since September to control severe epilepsy an...
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Patients call for cannabis

A Northland family believe a lack of funding for medicinal marijuana is preventing people from applying for permission to use the drug.The Ministry of Health has received just eight applications to use medicinal cannabis in Northland over the past three years - and authorised seven of them.All applications were for the pharmaceutical grade product Sativex.Kaitaia woman Alisha Butt ...
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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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#MC410 2 weeks on Sativex, initial thoughts of Dr Hu

I would like to share my initial thoughts after my first two weeks on Sativex, the medicinal cannabis spray that is legally available in New Zealand. I waited (saved) for 6 months after it was approved for my condition which is Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, C.O.P.D and arthritis, and I must admit I began with some trepidation. I had just forked out $1200.00 which we could use on othe...
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Sativex funding petition delivered today.

Today Sushila Butt delivered a petition to David Clendon, Green MP for Kaitaia, with 6125 signatures on it.  The petition was for the funding of Sativex for MS and also for life threatening seizures.  Sushila Butt conducted this petition upon experiencing a terrific turn around in her daughters seizures, where her life was at serious risk, but with a low dose of Sativex ( 5 sprays a day) her s...
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Evaluating Sativex® in Neuropathic Pain Management: A Clinical and Neurophysiological Assessment in Multiple Sclerosis.

Authors: Russo M, Naro A, Leo A, Sessa E, D'Aleo G, Bramanti P, Calabrò RS. AbstractOBJECTIVE : The aim of our study was to better investigate the role of Sativex® in improving pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients by means of either clinical or neurophysiological assessment. SETTING: Pain is a common symptom of MS, affecting up to 70% of patients. Pain treatment is often unsatisfactor...
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