The World Health Organisation declares that medical marijuana has NO public health risks
Gummon New Zealand... if the World Health Organisation (WHO) is behind it, what are we doing, eh? Hurry this referendum up.
As part of the report, published earlier today, the WHO have claimed that cannabidoil is not associated with abuse potential or physical dependence.
Cannabis has been known to help people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDs, fibromyalgia, Crohn's, anxiety, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, and both chronic and neuropathic pain.
"There is increased interest ... in the use of cannabis for medical indications including for palliative (life-limiting) care," the report explained.
"Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components."
"Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions."
They also added that taking medical marijuana will not lead to a THC addiction.
Conversely, WHO have proposed placing stronger restrictions around fentanyl, an opioid that has killed thousands who have become hooked on the pain medication.
Read the full report here. Or just treat yourself to a bongo. Up to you mate.