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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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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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Should medicinal marijuana become more available in New Zealand?

Medicinal cannabis may become more readily available in New Zealand.That comes as a ONE News/Colmar Brunton poll shows more Kiwis are open to the idea of greater use of medicinal marijuana for health purposes.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is undertaking a review of the national drug policy and drug laws and says while there's been no relaxation of laws on recreational drug use, he's op...
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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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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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