About Liam Armstrong

Based in Wollongong, Australia, Liam Armstrong is a Writer and Advocate of Medical Cannabis with a pending degree in Commerce. Liam will be a regular writer for MedicalMarijuana.co.uk, discussing the latest news in his native country as well as more pressing, global issues surrounding medical cannabis.

Compassion: A New Type of Business Model

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Australia|

Sympathy, understanding, care, benevolence, compassion. Not the most common structure for a new business to adopt, especially in the medical/medicine industry. To show true compassion, one must understand the suffering of others or suffer with them, neglecting empathy will lead a business down paths of profit margins and stock market strength rather then ethical notions, [...]

Jumping the Hurdles: Cannabis Research and Mental Health

By | June 17th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|

The bewildering humming sounds resembling jackhammer's fill the free space between my brain and the inside of the MRI machine. Lying motionless to such a degree that I focus on my lungs retracting and expanding, ensuring my slight movements will not alter the instruments outcomes. A million dollar state-of-the-art machine braking down boundaries, allowing the [...]

Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy: Breakthrough New Study Could Help With Legalisation

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Epilepsy|

A new study involving 213 children and adults suffering from the debilitating symptoms associated with epilepsy has been published. This study set out to prove that medical marijuana contains properties able to fight against the extreme symptoms of epilepsy. Seizures are scary for all involved; the patient themselves, their family and friends that witness the [...]

Marijuana for Appetite Stimulation in Cancer and HIV Patients

By | April 16th, 2015|Categories: Cancer, HIV|

Why do we all salivate and desire flavour when smoking cannabis? Are ‘the munchies’ caused by the substance or does our body need the extra energy?... obviously not. A team of European neuroscientists led by Giovanni Marsicano from the University of Bordeaux found that, in mice, THC fits into receptors in the brain's olfactory bulb, [...]