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Professor David Nutt: “Why We Should Decriminalise Personal Possession Of All Drugs”

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Professor David Nutt is coming to Manchester to talk about the benefits of decriminalising drugs in the UK The former chief drug advisor to the British Government was dismissed for calling for the legalisation of medical cannabis Professor Nutt has published 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, [...]

Coming Home for Christmas: Vera Twomey finally secures medical cannabis license for her daughter

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Amsterdam, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured News, Legalisation, Mothers, News|

Vera Twomey has finally secured a medical cannabis license for her young daughter, Ava Barry, who suffers from severe epilepsy Ava has been forced to flee to Holland where she could legally access medical cannabis Before cannabis, Ava was suffering 100s of epileptic seizures a week “We’ll be home for Christmas and she’s [...]

Raising Aidan: Heroic South African mother risks freedom to treat son with cannabis oil

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Costello Syndrome, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, Mothers, South Africa|

Brave Melissa Botha has been using cannabis to treat her son who suffers rare genetic disorder Costello Syndrome Aidan is 1 of only 3 South Africans diagnosed with the condition which leaves him “very prone to cancer” Cannabis is still illegal in South Africa Raising Aidan Foundation launches February next year Medical cannabis [...]

Malta’s government proposes to legalise cannabis-based medicines

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Legalisation, Malta, News|

Malta’s government has proposed allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes Family doctors will be able to prescribe cannabinoid-based medications without a specialist’s consent Herbal cannabis will remain illegal under proposals Malta’s Parliament has begun debating legislation concerning the legalisation of the use of medical cannabis. Chris Fearne, Malta’s Health Minister, announced [...]

Ireland grants first medical cannabis license for chronic pain

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Charity, chronic pain, Epilepsy, Ireland, MS, News, Pain|

A license has been granted for medicinal cannabis for chronic pain sufferers for the first time in Ireland Chronic Pain Ireland was instrumental in securing chronic pain on the ailments medicinal cannabis can be prescribed for The measure has been approved on a temporary three-month basis Around 20% of Ireland’s population suffers from [...]

Luxembourg Prime Minister calls for medical cannabis

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Legalisation, News|

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel called for medical cannabis “in exceptional circumstances” last week` Medical cannabis will only be sold in hospital pharmacies Possession of small personal amounts has been decriminalised for almost 20 years Luxembourg could be the next European country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes after their Prime Minister made comments [...]

Devon cancer patient freed by judge after being caught growing medical cannabis

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Pain, Prison, Terminal, UK|

A group of terminally ill patients formed a cannabis club to help provide pain relief Christopher Ostermeyer was handed a suspended sentence after a judge learned why they were growing the illegal herb Two of the club of four have passed away A group of cancer patients in Devon banded together to set [...]

British Grandmother claims cannabis oil drastically reduced cancerous tumour

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, News, Patient Stories, Research, UK|

Lin Coxon refused chemotherapy for her cancer treatment, instead opting to use CBD oil Her case is now being studied by experts to see if cannabis can help prevent bad cells communicating Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical present in cannabis A British grandmother, and personal assistant to South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler, has claimed [...]

Could CBD help treat schizophrenia?

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

Recent studies show cannabidiol (CBD) may have the potential to treat neurological conditions such as schizophrenia and Tourettes Researchers are now calling for a closer look at CBD and its potential for certain mental health conditions for which more 'traditional' treatments have failed CBD improved cognition and social interaction in rats 220,000 people [...]

Heroic Australian mother illegally makes medical marijuana to “save” brain-damaged daughter

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Cannabis Oil, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News|

Katrina Spraggon makes cannabis oil to help treat her daughter’s cerebral palsy, refractory epilepsy and severe scoliosis Medical cannabis is legal in Australia but would cost her family thousands The heroic mother is calling for a change in the law to allow her to grow “I’d rather break the law than bury my daughter” [...]