All information relating to cannabis / marijuana as a cure for different types of cancers and positively helping medical conditions

Thomas Pietkiewicz made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Thomas Pietkiewicz

Dear Ministry of Health,

In light of the recent research and historical context of cannabis / marijuana, I am requesting all the information you have regarding cannabis / marijuana as a cure for different types of cancers and positively helping medical conditions.

To support my request, Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center discovered Cannabidiol (CBD) [a major constituent of the plant, representing up to 40% in extracts of the plant resin] ability to "turn off" the activity of ID1, the gene responsible for metastasis in breast and other types of cancers, including the particularly aggressive triple negative breast cancer. The researchers hope to start human trials soon.

I would like you to also provide me with all the statistics you have for hospital admissions relating to cannabis / marijuana consumption and for alcohol consumption.

Thank-you for your time in assisting my request.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Pietkiewicz

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Ministry of Health

Dear Mr Pietkiewicz

Thank you for your request for official information, received by the
Ministry of Health on 28 October 2014.

Your request has been received and logged.  As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, the Ministry will respond to your request within 20
working days.  You should receive a response on or before 25 November

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the Ministry
needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this
date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act).  We will advise you
if such an extension is necessary.

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201403828

Yours sincerely
Government Relations
Corporate Services
Ministry of Health
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