New Zealand Government Authorizes Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil for Epileptic Teen in 57-Day Coma.

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The company Elixinol, LLC from the United States has been granted the permission to supply cannabidiol (CBD) oil to the coma induced nineteen-year old Alex Renton who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.

A picture of the young 19 year old Alex Renton.
Myself and others around the world have our hearts and minds focussed on Alex’s return to health and hope this will be yet another example of the merits of non-psychoactive Hemp nutrition.

Despite CBD Hemp Oil not yet being an approved medicine, the company Elixinol, LLC from the United States has been granted the permission to supply Cannabidiol (CBD) oil to the coma induced nineteen-year old Alex Renton who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.

Leading a healthy life, Alex Renton had suddenly begun to suffer from repeated seizures that ultimately had him admitted to the Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit. His condition known as "refractory status epilepticus" proved nearly impossible to treat with the recommended standard of medications and treatments. According to the deputy chief medical officer Dr. Grant Pidgeon, "It is unknown for sure what is causing his seizures but it is thought to be due to his body's immune system turning against itself, which is known as an auto-immune disorder."

With the assistance of The Capital and Coast District Health Board, the family of Alex and 26,000 New Zealanders petitioned the Minister of Health. As Alex’s 57th day in hospital approached, the Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne approved the use of Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil for Alex on compassionate grounds. Minister Dunne said, "Understandably they want to do the best for their son, and they believe that this option is worth trying.”1

In response, the Mother of Alex, Rose Renton said “We are feeling fantastic and a sense of relief to try something that isn’t going to be harmful and may work for him.”

The company providing CBD oil will be Elixinol, LLC an industry leader of the highest form of concentrated CBD Hemp Oil. Chief Executive Officer Paul Benhaim was delighted when he heard the news, “We at Elixinol are proud to learn that our product may help Alex. Myself and others around the world have our hearts and minds focussed on Alex’s return to health and hope this will be yet another example of the merits of non-psychoactive Hemp nutrition.”

Elixinol at this time is working closely with the family and the administrating officials of Alex’s hospital to deliver the CBD oil to Alex Renton. The company is happy to offer their product and actively play a part in Alex’s treatment so that he may return to his active life.

ABOUT ELIXINOL:

Elixinol LLC based in Colorado USA is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of premium quality Hemp Seed, Oil and Cannabinoid products including CBD Hemp Oil made from Organically grown Industrial Hemp.

For further information contact:

P: +1 (844) 804 3504

http://www.Elixinol.com

References:

1. Official website of the New Zealand Government with the announcement for the use of CBD oil supplied by Elixinol. June 9 2015. Peter Dunne. http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/minister-approves-one-use-cannabidiol-product-%E2%80%98elixinol%E2%80%99

http://www.vimeo.com/elixinol/coma

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