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: read more

Cooking Class Held at Senior Citizens Center to Make Microwaving Meals Easy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCooking as a senior or just for anyone can be a headache sometimes. That’s why Pampered Chef, Jess Krawczak by the Alpena Senior Citizens Center once a month to show quick techniques seniors can use for healthy meals, that are convenient for seniors.The center already offers lunch and dinner, but what about the most important meal of the day, breakfast. A lot of times seniors will miss out on breakfast because of all of the activities it comes with to prep a meal.When it comes to cooking as a senior a lot of injuries can happen, that’s why safety is key. With the use of microwaves, seniors don’t have to worry about turning on an oven, which could lead to a fire if they forget to turn it off.Krawczak also talked about using oil alternatives to remain heart healthy. Another key factoring demonstrated during the cooking class was sodium intake. Krawczak said natural flavor was key instead of using a saltshaker.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, Cooking Class, Eat Healthy, senior livingContinue ReadingPrevious ‘All Aboard’ Fundraiser Ready, and Set to Go!Next H.U.N.T. Series Part 2: Reporter, Star Connor Journeys US-23 for One Man’s Meth Cases That Expands 2 Countieslast_img read more