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Study finds legalising medicinal cannabis reduces traffic fatalities by “nearly 9 percent”

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Driving, News, Research|

States which legalised medical cannabis saw “traffic fatalities by 9%” Legalising medical cannabis is also associated with “decreased beer sales” One study even found that “low concentrations of THC do not increase the rate of accidents, and may even decrease them” One of the leading arguments against legalising cannabis, even for medicinal use, [...]

Study finds that long-term cannabis users are physically healthier than non-cannabis users

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: GW Pharmaceutical, Inflammation, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Obesity, Research, Teenagers, THC, USA, Weight Loss|

1,037 New Zealanders were studied over 38 year period Researchers found cannabis users have superior metabolic health than non-cannabis users The only negative effect cannabis has on the physical body is in the teeth A study has found evidence that cannabis doesn’t harm the human body, even with long-term use. Researchers at Arizona [...]

MPs criticise NHS over failure to prescribe medical cannabis

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, NHS, Parent, THC, UK|

MPs have condemned the British Government for failing to provide medical cannabis to desperate patients Patients currently must have costly, private prescriptions in order to access legal medical cannabis Jorja Emerson’s family has to pay almost £10,000 a year (£833.75 per month) for her medical cannabis prescription for intractable epilepsy MPs have condemned [...]

World’s largest pharmaceutical cannabis producer moving to UK in 2019

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Pharmaceutical company Canopy Growth is world’s largest producer of medical cannabis products Canopy is hoping to conduct its first clinical trial in Britain mid-2019 Alcohol manufactures have invested heavily in Canopy Canopy Growth, the world’s largest cannabis company is investing heavily in the emerging British medical cannabis market. The move to Britain comes [...]

“Massive upsurge” in parents demanding access to medical cannabis for epileptic children

By | December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Over 500,000 people in the UK have epilepsy 20,000 of those are children who don’t respond to pharmaceutical medication Demand for access to medical cannabis containing THC is rising, but leading doctors claim “not enough evidence” it works Despite cannabis being legalised for medical purposes in the UK on Nov 1, parents of [...]

Thousands of severely ill children abandoned by British Government’s Medical Cannabis guidelines

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Early November headlines in the UK press raved about how ‘medical cannabis is now legally available on the NHS.’ Official guidelines from the NHS detailed how The Government “announced plans to reschedule certain cannabis-based products for medicinal use, and has laid regulations in Parliament to that effect.” While British patients waiting for relief can [...]

World Anti Doping Agency removes CBD from Prohibited Substance list

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Athletics, CBD, News, Olympics|

Cannabidiol (CBD) has officially been removed from the World Anti-Doping prohibited list New regulations will go into effect just before the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea Athletes are still banned from using THC during events The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially removed Cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of prohibited substances. CBD [...]

Three game changing studies on medical cannabis

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Bone, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, Research, Research Reviews|

Words by Fergus Simpson With Cannabis now being legalised recreationally and/or medicinally in 29 states of America, and the district of Columbia, it is no surprise that there has been a whole lot more reputable research coming out onto the whiteboard. In Australia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Czech Republic, Canada, Croatia and Macedonia it is [...]

Impact of legalisation: Cannabis legalisation lowers teenage use to 20-year low in America

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, News, Research, Teenagers|

Teen use of cannabis has dropped to lowest level since 1994 Adult use of recreational has increased Is legalisation the only way to prevent children from accessing cannabis? New data from the most recent report on cannabis use amongst teenagers may have just debunked the argument that legalising cannabis will lead to more [...]