Medicinal cannabis oil arrives in NZ

first_imgRadio NZ News 8 December 2017Family First Comment: Not smoked or grown in back yard like the Green Party wants. But here’s the key bit:“Trials are underway to test Tilray products’ effectiveness for treating childhood epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder and nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.”So it’s STILL being tested for efficacy and safety. The arrival of a new, cheaper medicinal cannabis product in New Zealand is good news for patients but will still be prohibitively expensive for many, advocates say.The cannabis oil, produced by Canadian company Tilray, was first granted an export licence to New Zealand in February, but until now has only been shipped to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.However, the first shipment that will be made available for GPs to prescribe has now arrived in the country.It contains cannabidiol (CBD) – a cannabinoid that has been shown to have therapeutic properties, but is considered a class B drug under New Zealand law so cannot be advertised or promoted by the company.Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand coordinator Shane Le Brun said the product had arrived “in the last week or so”.“It is now available for GPs to prescribe… [but] as an unregistered medicine they can’t make therapeutic claims and as a controlled drug they can’t advertise … so it’s kind of snuck in under the radar.”Since September, doctors have been able to prescribe CBD products without needing approval from the Health Minister.READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/345752/medicinal-cannabis-oil-arrives-in-nzlast_img read more

Syracuse field hockey team dominates Monmouth in season opener

first_imgFor the second season in a row, the Syracuse field hockey team started with a victory over the Monmouth Mudhawks, marking a perfect 6-0 in openers for head coach Ange Bradley.A total of five Orange players scored goals in an 8-1 victory Friday in West Long Branch, N.J.Forward Kelsey Millman and midfielders Liz McInerney and Stephanie Hussey scored two goals each to power the SU attack. Lauren Brooks and Emma Russell also notched goals.Russell struck first for her first career goal. The Orange ended the first half with a 4-0 lead after Brooks found the back of the net at 17:29 and Millman scored back-to-back goals.The game ended with a goal from Michelle Pieczynski of the Hawks with just 2:47 to go.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will play Ohio in its home opener on Sunday at 1 p.m.—Compiled by Adelyn Biedenbach, contributing writer, albieden@syr.edu Comments Published on August 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more