Irish Mother’s Battle for her Daughter’s Right to Life Saving Cannabis Medicine

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: ALS, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Community, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured News, Interviews, Ireland, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Seizures, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , |

“Heartbroken” Irish mother walked length of Ireland to try and get life-saving medical marijuana for sick daughter. Courageous Vera Twomey walked 260km from Cork down to Dublin in desperate attempt to get access to cannabis-based medication for her daughter Ava Barry, Vera’s daughter, suffers from Dravey Syndrome, a rare intractable form of [...]

Can CBD Alleviate the Symptoms of Epilepsy?

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured News, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, News, Research|Tags: , , , , |

There have been many examples in recent years of published scientific articles, which have been peer-reviewed, as well as news items in the more general press, which have indicated the broad range of medical conditions susceptible to treatment by cannabis and related compounds. Much publicity has been gained in particular for reports claiming [...]

Marijuana and Mental Health: The Miseducation Of Reefer Madness

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Featured News, GW Pharma, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Schizophrenia|

As anyone taking a modicum of notice will know, the UK currently finds itself in the grip of mental health crisis. The current situation sees around 6000 people per year commit suicide, of which almost 75% are men, with those under the age of 45 being the greatest affected (The Independent 2016). According [...]

CBD Declared a Medicine: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) initial foray into British “Cannaland”

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Community, Doctors, Featured News, Legalisation, News, UK|

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom’s Department of Health. It is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are safe, of the required quality and show efficacy. Medicinal products are defined in Article 1 of the European Parliament and Council [...]

Dawn of the Global Marijuana Industry

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Colorado, Connecticut, Dispensaries, Featured News, Israel, Legalisation, Minnesota, Montana, News|

The global marijuana industry is growing rapidly with Israel, Canada, The Netherlands, Uruguay and 22 states in the USA selling medical marijuana legally. However, within these countries, many restrictions still prevent the industry’s full economic, health and social benefits from reaching their potential. The USA boasts the largest industry, said to be the biggest [...]

The “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” a.k.a “Proposition 64”: how will the Californian electorate vote on November the 8th?

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Featured News, Legalisation, News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

On November the 8th this year electors in 9 States of the US Federal Union will be voting on specific propositions for changes in State laws governing the production, possession, use, and distribution of marijuana. This is to be viewed against the background of U.S federal law which effectively outlaws the growth, possession, [...]

The Police, Cannabis and Human Rights

By | May 26th, 2015|Categories: Legalisation|

I’m sure the majority of police officers wish that we could return to the good old days before the dangerously vengeful Harry Anslinger[ref]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger#The_campaign_against_marijuana_1930.E2.80.931937[/ref] and the power hungry President Nixon[ref]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Drugs[/ref] stirred up the “reefer madness” that led to and continued the world-wide prohibition of Cannabis. Stuck between 20% financial cuts and never ceasing demands the modern policeman’s lot [...]

VIDEO: Should we Legalise Medical Cannabis for UK Cancer Patients?

By | January 19th, 2015|Categories: Legalisation|

"The Antidote" is a one-episode discussion programme created for a project on the Film and Television BA course at Westminster University. Is it immoral to refuse cancer patients a drug that has been proven to help with chronic pain? Or is this movement simply a red herring for those attempting for the blanket legalisation of [...]