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What are the major barriers to the wider use of hemp-based plastics?

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Hemp|

Plastics are an essential part of our everyday lives but their future is compromised by two factors: the continuing availability and use of carbon-based, raw materials comprising non-renewable gaseous or liquid petrochemicals and secondly the disposal of plastics at the end of their useful life. Not only are the harmful effects of global warming [...]

Cannabis based drugs: how will they be used in practice in the UK?

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Medical cannabis was legalised for doctors to prescribe on 1 November But who will be able to issue these products, for what conditions, and what’s the evidence? In this article, we will provide a clear guide to the new regulations and how it will affect patients in Britain who want to access medical cannabis [...]

Cannabis and Chronic Pain: How CBD Can Help Manage Pain

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been reported by many new users to help manage their chronic pain  We look into the "new health craze" to find out how it is helping patients both with their symptoms and their addictions to dangerous pharmaceutical medications Words by Jessica Jones Opioid abuse and overdose claimed an estimated 64,000 [...]

Key Milestones in Medical Use of Cannabis: the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Featured Research, Research, Uncategorised|

“By using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance,” Raphael Mechoulam For anybody interested in the increasing use of cannabis to treat medical conditions, it is worth recalling some of the scientific events underpinning this situation. These events have not only [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Cannabinoids Vs. Cancer: A Cellular War

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Featured|

There is a lot of information to suggest cannabis and its extracts may be useful in the treatment of cancer. Many of you, our readers may not have the most expert knowledge of human biochemistry or in particular cellular biology so we have asked our research director to explain on a cellular level how cannabinoids [...]

What Went Wrong? The True Story Behind the French Drug Trial Tragedy

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Featured|

What can we learn from the recent tragic events unfolding in Rennes, France as a result of a clinical trial involving an assessment of the safety of a novel molecule and the subsequent death of a healthy male individual, one of a cohort of 128 people participating voluntarily in the trial? On January 15th, a [...]