Tag Archives: Medicinal Marijuana

Desperate measures

I read that an Australian father was placed on a two-year good behaviour bond, but discharged without conviction.. after being charged for giving his two-year-old daughter; cannabis oil in her food, to ‘treat’ her aggressive stomach cancer. The girl’s mother … Continue reading

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Magazine article

I noted the latest edition of ‘Organic NZ’ magazine has an article titled; ‘Marijuana IS MEDICINE’. ‘Could medical marijuana use become legal in NZ ?’ It talks about the following : 1) Currently, a fairly low number of countries are … Continue reading

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Meeting with MP

Yesterday, I (& two others) met with the local MP to discuss issues around Medicinal Cannabis & other wider matters. She told us we need to realise what is possible & that she is really only interested in medicinal use … Continue reading

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No Govt. funding for Med-use

I read that the NZ Govt. pharmaceutical funding body (‘Pharmac’) has shut down the application to fund ‘Sativex’, the only currently approved cannabis drug in Aotearoa/NZ. Whilst Sativex requires the highest level of approval (ministerial) before it can be prescribed.. … Continue reading

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Talkback reponse

I listened briefly to some radio talkback.. responding to the latest statements on medicinal cannabis: 1) the host (like other reporters) constantly called it ‘Medical Marijuana’ which tends to grate on me, as the minister has stated clearly that he … Continue reading

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Still Schedule 1

I read that the new DEA (USA federal drug agency) chief has finally conceded that Cannabis (aka ‘marijuana’) is less harmful than Heroin.. BUT he still refuses to accept any change to its legal status; Still Schedule 1 (most open … Continue reading

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Medical Lobby

I read a press release.. a few pro-medicinal cannabis groups in Aotearoa/NZ have joined to create a stronger lobby. This Govt. have stated on many occasions; that there will be ‘NO relaxing of Drug laws’. This was usually taken to … Continue reading

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