legalization | 11.27.2019

New Zealand Signs Off on Medical Marijuana Application for Teenager in a Coma

Thanks in part to those signed the petition, the New Zealand Government has approved Alex Renton’s medical marijuana application that could save his life.

A couple days back we called for your help in signing a petition that urged the New Zealand government to give 19-year-old Alex Renton access to CBD oil that may just save his life.

Thanks to those of you that took the time, and everyone else supporting this young and his family, today the New Zealand Government signed off their approval.

Alex has been in a 2 month coma after being perfectly healthy. He hasn’t been responding to the anti-seizure medication, which we’re all hoping will not be the case with the cannabidiol product just granted.

In terms of loosening cannabis restrictions in New Zealand, don’t get your hopes up: Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne stressed that this was a “stand-alone case” and should not be seen as a precedent.

We will be following Alex’s recovery closely and keeping you updated with all pertinent developments. Please keep this young man and his family in your thoughts!

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