'MUM, CANNABIS AND ME'

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The Vic

56 Victoria Road

Auckland, Auckland 0624

New Zealand

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An educational documentary about using cannabis as a medicine for New Zealanders.

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This 30-minute investigative documentary is the story of a medical student, challenging the establishment after witnessing doctors break the Patient Code of Rights because they were not having informed conversations with their patients about using cannabis as a medicine.

Victoria had first-hand evidence, observing her mum terminally ill with breast cancer, have a 30% reduction in her pain in a matter of days with medicinal cannabis, yet her mother’s Dr’s had no answers as to why she was experiencing this relief. This gap in institutional knowledge presented an opportunity to gather research and statistics in New Zealand and abroad to increase health outcomes and reduce harm by educating doctors, and the greater public, about using cannabis as a medicine.

This unique documentary narrated by Victoria Catherwood features interviews with a terminally ill cancer patient who discusses her choice of pain relieving medication. Dr Anthony Falkov (M.D), who was the late Helen Kelly's (NZ Union Leader, 1964-2016) cancer doctor, about how doctors can have safe but informed conversations with patients to reduce harms and increase health outcomes. Dr Michelle Glass (PhD), a cannabinoid researcher, allowed us a sneak peek into her world-class research laboratory. They also got the lowdown from the infamous Nelson Lawyer, Sue Grey, about the legal ramifications for both doctors and patients surrounding cannabis law in NZ.

Please come along to this screening if you are seeking information about medicinal cannabis or want to know more about how NZ doctors can have safe and educated conversations with patients about using cannabis as a medicine.


HOW DO I GET FREE TICKETS?

It is free to purchase a ticket, but we kindly ask that you provide a koha to show your support for your local community who have organised this viewing.

This eventfinda page will give you a free ticket to see the documentary .....enter town/city here....


WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO ME?

Medicinal cannabis is used by 1 in 20 Kiwis over the age of 15.

Medicinal Cannabis can provide significant pain relief to those using it but you must be fully informed about it before proceeding because misuse can be harmful especially when it is known to have interactions with other drugs.

The current Illegal status means that it is often excluded from the treatment discussion, it involves breaking the law, associating with criminals and using untested products.

We hope to reduce these harms by equipping doctors and the medical community with globally sourced facts so they can have the appropriate medicinal cannabis conversations with patients.

We hope to educate doctors, so they know the science, the current medico-legal rights and laws to protect their patients and themselves.


I HAVE TICKETS WHAT DO I DO NOW?

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We do not have an advertising budget, so we hope this important issue will lead to the conversation about this documentary in an attempt to better understand what the research says about cannabis as a medicine, and what is legally required by doctors for an informed conversation with patients.

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The Vic

56 Victoria Road

Auckland, Auckland 0624

New Zealand

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