No guarantee cannabis treatment will work for teen in coma

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

OneNews 11 June 2015 There is no guarantee an experimental cannabidiol treatment that will be used on a Nelson teenager in an induced coma will work, experts say. Doctors…

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Approval for cannabis treatment on ‘compassionate grounds’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OneNews 9 June 2015 A Nelson teenager in an induced coma has been granted the one-off use of cannabis treatment to help his condition after the Government approved…

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PM says no to debate on broadening access medicinal marijuana

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stuff co.nz 9 June 2015 Prime Minister John Key says he would not support a parliamentary debate on broadening access to medicinal marijuana because there are alternatives available….

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DHB delays treatment application for teenager in coma

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stuff co.nz 8 June 2015 The bureaucratic delay in treating a teenager in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital is bordering on unethical, Labour MP Damien O’Connor says….

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Report: A third of marijuana smokers drive under the influence

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stuff co.nz 30 May 2015 More than a third of cannabis smokers have admitted driving while high, sparking calls for random roadside saliva testing. A report surveying cannabis consumption,…

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U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reuters 28 May 2015 A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential…

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Cannabis-smoking teenager, 18, stepped in front of train (UK)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MailOnline 20 May 2015 A tragic teenager who smoked cannabis daily left a series of suicide ‘note’ videos on his mobile phone to family and friends before he…

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How cannabis wrecks the lungs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MailOnline 19 May 2015 Smoking cannabis just once a week makes a person more likely to suffer respiratory problems, a study has warned. Users were more likely to…

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‘Party drugs’ ban boon for policy makers

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NZ Herald 20 May 2015 A year ago, when the Government reversed a brief legalisation of “party drugs”, we heard the prediction that is always heard when law…

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Smoking dope can cause early puberty – research

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NZ Herald 19 May 2015 Smoking cannabis may cause early puberty and stunted growth in boys. Scientists studied hormones in the blood of 437 boys, including 217 who…

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