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Desperate for legal access to medical cannabis, Mother from Hull slams doctors for “playing God” with her epileptic son
When medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, British patients desperate for legal access thought their long wait was finally over. However, patients like James Walker, who suffers severe epilepsy, are still waiting for prescriptions for the medication on the NHS. Now, Gina, 45, James’ mother, is speaking out about [...]
Campaigning for wider access to cannabis in the UK has a long and fruitful history. Beginning as a movement for general access to cannabis as a recreational drug before evolving (or devolving depending on your perspective) into a more sophisticated and well-funded campaign specifically designed to enlighten and engage the British public into [...]
Australia legalised cannabis for medical use two years before the Conservative Government caved in to public pressure to legalise access to the medication in the UK. Despite this two-year head start, Australian patients are still struggling to legally access medical cannabis. Either their medical condition has not been included on the desperately small [...]
British hemp farm, Hempen, has license to grow hemp for CBD revoked, threatening the future of the UK hemp and CBD industry
Hemp has a long history in Britain. It was believed to be first cultivated as far back as 800 AD in England. In fact, hemp was integral to the success of the British navy. Hemp had such important to the navy that in 1533, Henry VIII made hemp cultivation the law of the [...]
One rule for them, another for us. As we draw closer to the election for the new Conservative Party leader, and for the honour of Prime Minister, more and more candidates are admitting they have used cannabis, a drug which they have continually criminalised. In a seemingly desperate attempt to seem relatable to [...]
A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]
Fewer people are dying at work and it’s all thanks to medical cannabis. A study from 2018 found that States which legalised access to medical cannabis saw a 34% decrease in workplace deaths for adults aged 25-44. The researchers who conducted the study believe this is because workers are drinking less alcohol, and [...]