Thursday, June 01, 2017

Cannabidiol finds legitimacy in New Zealand.

July 2, 2017

Among the wide range (click here) of therapeutic uses CBD’s have been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory, shown to support the reduction of pain and easing the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Doctors (click here) will be able to prescribe a form of medical marijuana without needing Government approval, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Dunne said that restrictions around cannabidiol, or CBD, would be removed, bringing New Zealand into line with other countries including Australia.
CBD, which is extracted from cannabis, has little or no psychoactive properties and can be used for pain relief.
Until now, it has been classed as a controlled drug, meaning the Ministry of Health needed to approve its use.
"I have taken advice from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD) that CBD should not be a controlled drug and am pleased Cabinet has now accepted my recommendation to make this change," Dunne said.
"Therefore, I am now taking steps to remove restrictions accordingly.
"In practical terms, the changes mean CBD would be able to be prescribed by a doctor to their patient and supplied in a manner similar to any other prescription medicine."...