British psychiatrist David Nutt is the author of new research on prescription trends of cannabis-based products, and said it was outrageous that people were being denied what he called life-changing medication for some.
He said up until last century, cannabis was a medicine.
“Countries like Britain and New Zealand keep it out of the pharmacopoeia because they still believe it’s a dangerous drug, which it isn’t, and they believe if you make it a dangerous drug people will mis-use it, which they generally don’t.”
One of New Zealand’s newest medical cannabis companies, Tauranga based Eqalis, said a medical diagnosis was needed in order to get the full effect of medical cannabis, for the condition being treated. [Read more @ RNZ]
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