About


I began my journey with Cannabis Medicines after my 19 year old son Alex Renton experienced a fatal seizure that ended his life on 1 July 2015.  I was introduced to the power of Cannabis in its natural role as an ancient healer by Alex himself in late 2014.  Alex had followed and researched the global movements along with law changes around the world.  In an off the cuff comment in the summer of 2014 Alex stated clearly to myself ‘if I ever get sick mum I choose cannabis as my medicine’ little did either of us know that this was to become his reality once in an induced coma in Wellington ICU for 88 days.
Over 43 prescription medicines were used and failed and Alex was the first in NZ Hospital history to use a cannabis-based medicine to reduce his status seizures.  It was too little too late and Alex passed away in the prime of his life.  I learnt that fear and ignorance is dangerous at front line medicine level and we need a combining of traditional herbal medicines alongside modern prescription medicines and have worked to create law reform and these root balms for others to experience the healing of cannabis as a medicine.  

My recipe book has been created with my co-author Dan Kendrick who’s skill and talent in capturing nature complimented my ratios and recipes for CBD drops, balm, suppositories and edibles all for medicinal use. I wish to encourage everyone to make their own medicines rather than rely on expensive corporate versions we currently have available.

In February 2019 I was discharged without conviction on growing, supply and production of cannabis-based medicines from Nelson District Court setting a wave of change throughout NZ.  The altruistic nature of my healing work has been acknowledged both by the NZ Court System and NZ Police for whom I am most grateful too.  

My patients continue to be amazed by the simple and effective use of cannabis as a medicine and it is my hope to see our laws change to enable legal home grown cannabis to those who choose this healing method.

When cannabis is re-established as a ‘front line treatment’ not a ‘last line treatment’ Cannabis will once again resume its natural role in our healing.

I encourage everyone to research for themselves the medical papers available online and talk openly about how Cannabis has been lied about more than any other plant on our planet.  We are hard-wired for Cannabis as Medicine and until it is re-instated our health and well being will be compromised.

Cannabis IS and ALWAYS WAS a MEDICINE.

Rose Renton
2019