Medical cannabis bill gets drawn in Parliament

There’s been a flurry of activity in the New Zealand medical cannabis movement in recent months, with the latest event taking place in the most influential arena in the country: Parliament. On June 8, Green Party Spokesperson for Health Julie Anne Genter’s Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis and Other Matters) …

Anxiety Weed

Weed and Anxiety

What causes weed anxiety and how do I get rid of it? Part of the beauty of marijuana is that no two people experience its effects in exactly the same way. For some, the high is a mellow, relaxing buzz; for others, weed acts as a social stimulant, encouraging conversation …

Canada announces plans to legalise weed in 2018

Marijuana continues to inch closer to global acceptance, with Canada the latest nation to announce plans to legalise recreational cannabis. Canada’s Liberal government intends to introduce the legislation during the week of April 10, according to an exclusive report by CBC News earlier this week. The aim is to have …

The pros and cons of Ritalin and the viability of weed for treating ADHD

In New Zealand, the vast majority of current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment options are centered around stimulant-based medicines such as Ritalin. While this medication is fairly effective at treating many of the symptoms associated with ADHD, the potential side effects are unpleasant at best, and downright debilitating at …

NSW Doctors prescribe legal weed

NSW doctors now able to prescribe medical weed

It’s not often that we willingly admit defeat to Australia, but when it comes to medical marijuana there’s no denying that our friends across the ditch are outpacing New Zealand in leaps and bounds. For example, just a couple of days ago, the long-awaited Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulation …