The New Zealand government has recognized Hemp as Medicine with the approval of CBD Hemp Oil for a teen who suffers from a severe case of epilepsy. Hemp as Medicine

Although CBC Hemp Oil has yet to be officially approved as medicine, the NZ government has allowed the U.S. company ‘Elixinol’ to provide Cannabidiol (CBD) oil to the family of Alex Renton, after 57 days of him being in a coma.

The Capital and Coast District Health Board, together with Alex’s family and 26,000 New Zealand residents, petitioned the Minister of Health for permission to administer the oil to the nineteen-year old boy, who only recently began suffering from seizures that eventually landed him in the hospital.
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