Cannabis oil given to Alex Renton before Government approval

first_imgStuff co.nz 20 July 2015The mother of Alex Renton has admitted she gave her son medicinal cannabis weeks before it was approved by the Government.Rose Renton told TV3’s 3D on Sunday that she secretly administered Elixinol to her 19-year-old son in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington, after she was sent it from another parent.“Yeah, I gave it to him,” she said.“When no-one was around, I’d put it down the back of his mouth with a syringe. A mother would do anything.”Alex Renton died on July 1 after being in Wellington Hospital for three months, sedated with a range of drugs to stop him having mysterious seizures.Meanwhile, Wellington hospital told 3D the oil was of no value.“At no stage did we observe any meaningful improvement in Alex’s clinical state after starting the CBD oil.”Rose Renton believed the hospital had no idea she was giving the drug to her son – until now.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/70359880/Cannabis-oil-given-to-Alex-Renton-before-Government-approvalRenton case doesn’t create cannabis precedent – Dunne3 News 20 July 2015Legalisation of cannabis won’t happen under the current government, despite it allowing the one-off use of cannabinoid oil for Nelson teenager Alex Renton, the Associate Health Minister says.While the Government allowed the use of Elixinol, a medical product made of hemp oil, to treat Nelson teenager Alex Renton, Peter Dunne says it changes nothing regarding the legalisation of cannabis.Permission was allowed for Renton to have the product, which is illegal in New Zealand but available in the US, after an application was made to him by his family.However, it was revealed on TV3’s 3D programme last night his mother Rose had been giving it to her son three weeks before permission was granted.“When no one was around I’d put it down the back of his mouth with a syringe. A mother would do anything,” she said.Mr Dunne says while he believed her actions were “unfortunate and unwise”, he understood her reasons for doing so.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/renton-case-doesnt-create-cannabis-precedent—dunne-2015072012#axzz3gOeJazvj‘Possibility of harm’ from cannabidiol – DHBRadio NZ News 20 July 2015The Capital and Coast District Health Board says there was a possibility of harm to Alex Renton after cannabidiol was administered to him by his mother without doctors’ knowledge.Rose Renton told TV3 programme 3rd Degree she gave her 19-year-old son some Elixinol oil sent to her by a mother elsewhere in the country while he was in intensive care, and before it had been given the official sign-off.The teenager was given permission to receive the product while in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital.He was suffering from status epilepticus – an acute, prolonged epileptic seizure – and, despite the treatment, died earlier this month.The DHB said staff were aware that Rose Renton had applied cannabidiol products to Alex’s skin and she agreed to stop when asked about this.However, staff were not aware that she subsequently administered her own cannabidiol oil to Alex orally via a syringe in his mouth or nasogastric tube.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/279179/’possibility-of-harm’-from-cannabidiol-dhblast_img read more

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Donegal businesses feature in new online hub to promote economic initiative

first_imgDonegal based businesses and organisations have been featured as part of a new initiative set-up with the aim of propelling the interest to live, work, and attract further investment to the region along the west coast.The drive was launched this week by Sean Kyne, T.D with the co-launch of a new website on the issue.Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Kyne said the launching of the website was an ‘important step’ for the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) project. Nine counties stretching from Donegal to Kerry have joined forces to get the online hub of the long-term project underway.Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has been featured as one of the first waves of stories being pushed out on the initiative, being branded as “one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland”.(Video: IDA Ireland) “A wide range of companies have already discovered the benefits of the Atlantic Economic Corridor as a place to do business. Across a range of industries, enterprises of all sizes can avail of increased business opportunities and tap into the wealth of skills available through our educated and dynamic workforce.“Through this website we can attract more investment to the west of Ireland and show what a great place Ireland’s western seaboard is to live in.“The development of the AEC is a long-term project. Launching this website is very much an initial step in our work, but it is also an important step. It enables us to get the message out that the AEC is the ideal location for businesses to set-up and expand. It shows that many major businesses are already established along the corridor, that we have the infrastructure and skills necessary to support modern businesses, and that business and Government are working closely together to further develop the AEC in the coming years,” said Minster Kyne.1.7 million people live and work under the region represented by the AEC, which also have several successful businesses and higher education institutions, making it an ideal location for enterprises wishing to tap into a highly skilled workforce.David Minton, director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) who is a member of the AEC taskforce, said:“The Atlantic Economic Corridor is not about city or county. It’s not about boundaries or catchments. It’s about collective vision, fuelled by the potential of economic opportunity.“As citizens and people of the Atlantic region we know that we live in one of the most beautiful and best places in the world. Something innately connects our cities, towns and villages as well as our industry, entrepreneurs and multinationals. This connection now has a home as the Atlantic Economic Corridor.” Donegal businesses feature in new online hub to promote economic initiative was last modified: August 3rd, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessdonegaljobsletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

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