other med-use for cannabis

In my last post, I said that here in Aotearoa/NZ.. cannabis seems to be only really approved, for a few neurological conditions. I found a ‘pie-chart’ online that shows the ‘cannabinoids’ & many other uses, ascribed to them:

CBD; (Cannabidiols).. inc. CBDA, CBG, CBGA, CBC, CBCA

a) Antibacterial
b) inhibits cancer cell growth
c) neuro-protective
d) promotes bone growth
e) reduces seizures & convulsions
f) reduces blood sugar levels
g) reduces function in immune system
h) reduces inflammation
i) reduces risk of arterial blockage
j) reduces small intestinal contractions
k) reduces vomiting & nausea
l) relieves pain
m) relieves anxiety
n) slows bacterial growth
o) suppresses muscle spasms
p) tranquilizing
q) treats psoriasis
r) vasorelaxant

spec. CBCA; treats fungal infection,

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol); inc. D9-THCA, D9-THC, D8-THC, THCV

includes some listed above, but also:

i) aids sleep
ii) stimulates appetite

This is only a brief summary of the details, but as you can plainly see.. unlike the Dept. of Health in NZ, other countries do see a much broader range of potential uses for this plant & its compounds, than just; relieving M-S & a few other neurological conditions as is reported !

I have heard/read the testimony of kiwis that often use ‘illegal cannabis’ to self-medicate for pain & other conditions. GP doctors in NZ can prescribe opiates/opioids (Class A) for pain, but not cannabis (class B-C). This seems a total double standard to I & many others.

I think it is time that the medical profession here.. open their eyes, ears & minds, to the other uses happening in other OECD/western countries (Canada, USA, Aust., Israel, much EU, etc.) that do allow cannabis to be used for these other illnesses/conditions & CUT OUT all the irrational hysteria, double-standards & misinformation about this plant; mostly based on nearly a century of FEAR-mongering & LIES. The first anti-cannabis (& other drugs) law was passed in 1927.. following UK ‘Dangerous Drugs act’ but it was apparently about preventing unregulated supply & use, not ZERO-tolerance, as it has become over nearly a century… 😦

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2 Responses to other med-use for cannabis

  1. maki herbert says:

    Kia ora e hoa Hone I love this one! Thank you for putting it together…. Can I use this information? Or maybe the site from where you got it from….

    Tihei mauri ora Maki

    On Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 2:06 PM End the Drug War in Aotearoa/NZ wrote:

    > zedd99 posted: “In my last post, I said that here in Aotearoa/NZ.. > cannabis seems to be only really approved, for a few neurological > conditions. I found a ‘pie-chart’ online that shows the ‘cannabinoids’ & > many other uses, ascribed to them: CBD; (Cannabidiols).. i” >

  2. Zedd says:

    kia ora Whaea Maki

    I once said that anyone is welcome, to use my blog info. BUT it is not a ‘news report’ more a diary of things I read, hear & see (from various sources & even, events I attend too) also comments/opinions on the issues too.

    nga mihi

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