Cannabidiol won't solve everyone's problems, says doctor

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 2 June 2017, 6:27p.m.
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A newly legalised cannabis substance could help some people, but it won't be a wonder drug.

The Government is lifting restrictions on cannabidiol, or CBD -- a substance found in cannabis with potential therapeutic value with little or no psychoactive properties.

Dr John Cameron from Westmere Medical Centre said doctors will need extra training around prescribing it.

He told Rachel Smalley it can't be prescribed as a cure-all for everything.

Dr Cameron said it will be very useful for certain situations, like those with nausea, pain relief and uncontractable epilepsy.

But it isn't a psychoactive and it won't solve everyone's problems, he said.

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