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Nelson lawyer Sue Grey takes government to High Court over c …

NINA HINDMARSH Last updated 07:49, January 21 2017 Sick New Zealanders might not need to jump through so many hoops to obtain some cannabis-based medicines if a Nelson lawyer wins her battle against the Government. Sue Grey says she has the backing of a leading government scientist who says CBD based medicines should not be restricted because CBD isn't covered under the Misuse of Drug...
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Terminally ill man who grew cannabis for pain relief is sent …

Terminally ill man who grew cannabis for pain relief is sentenced in court HANNAH MCLEOD Last updated 18:11, January 10 2017 STEVE DIPAOLA/REUTERS Police found seven mature cannabis plants inside the terminally ill man's garage. Two men who grew cannabis for their own "medicinal" use have been sentenced in the Invercargill District Court. Daniel Joseph Butler, 60, and Paul Ja...
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Irish Toddler Back Home After Medical Cannabis becomes legal …

NEWS Irish toddler back home after medical cannabis becomes legal Friday 9th December 2016 By Lynne Kelleher Tristan is now back home Two-year-old Tristan Cahalane flew home at the weekend from a year of treatment for his severe epilepsy in the U.S. after making history by becoming the first person to be legally allowed medical cannabis in Ireland. The little Cork boy suffers...
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Stuff: First Kiwi approved for new cheaper medicinal cannabi …

  An Auckland woman with multiple sclerosis is set to become a "guinea pig" for a new medicinal cannabis extract. Dr Huhana Hickey is the first person in the country to receive approval for Tilray, which was recently cleared for use by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. Tilray could be around half the price of Sativex, which until now has been the only cannabis product approv...
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Business insider: The DEA made a big decision on marijuana, …

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Thursday morning that it won’t change the federal legal status of marijuana. Marijuana is classified federally as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), meaning that it has no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. It’s the same classification as heroin. While the DEA didn’t reschedule marijuana, i...
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NewsHub: Multiple sclerosis sufferer gifted $1000 worth of m …

A multiple sclerosis sufferer has been gifted an extra month of medicinal cannabis treatment thanks to th e generosity of a young couple from central Otago. Peter and Ashleigh Brown spent more than a year battling for access to Sativex for their son, Riley, who was born with the rare congenital disorder Zellweger syndrome. Tragically, Riley died in April on the very day he was supposed to beg...
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Lucy Haslam’s plan unchanged by legalisation proposal

Medicinal cannabis campaigner Lucy Haslam has responded to the Federal Government's announcement that it will legalise medicinal cannabis with a cautious welcome. After losing her son Daniel to cancer in February this year, the former nurse has been heavily involved in political discussions surrounding legalisation. "I am pleased that politicians are ready to get on board but I hope and pra...
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Daniel Haslam’s legacy leads to medicinal cannabis win …

Daniel Haslam's legacy leads to medicinal cannabis windfall The legacy of a young man from Tamworth who changed the NSW Premier's view on medicinal cannabis has been boosted through a $33 million dollar donation to the University of Sydney  grandfather's love has lead to a $33 million dollar donation to Sydney University for medicinal cannabis research. Businessman and philanthropist Barry Lamb...
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