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Desperate for legal access to medical cannabis, Mother from Hull slams doctors for “playing God” with her epileptic son

By | August 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Epilepsy, News, UK|

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 [...]

Luxembourg to make history by becoming the first European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Europe, Legalisation, News|

Luxembourg is set to make history by becoming the first European country to end the prohibition of cannabis. The plan to legalise cannabis for recreational use was confirmed by Luxembourg’s Health Minister, Etienne Schneider. The new law, which would permit residents over the age of 18 to legally purchase cannabis, is expected to [...]

A fresh take on British cannabis campaigning: We The Undersigned

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Charity, Community, Decriminalisation, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, UK|

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 [...]

Warning to Britain: Australian patients are still struggling to access legal medical cannabis

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

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 [...]

Former Miss UK: “I just cured terminal cancer” with medical cannabis

By | July 24th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, News, UK|

The former winner of Miss UK and Ms Europe is winning her fight against brain cancer using medical cannabis. Kerri Parker, 34, from Norwich, was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. After a successful surgery to remove the tumour, the cancer returned in September 2018. British doctors suggested a course of chemotherapy [...]

Thailand to launch five new medical cannabis products in August

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, News, Research, Uncategorised|

Thailand is set to launch five new medical cannabis products next month, according to reports. Thailand’s Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TTAM) has announced that it intend to release two manufactured and three “ready-to-mix” recipes for cannabis-based medicines to hospitals and doctors across the country next month, providing it can acquire [...]

British hemp farm, Hempen, has license to grow hemp for CBD revoked, threatening the future of the UK hemp and CBD industry

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: CBD, Hemp, News, UK|

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 [...]

Australian researchers find evidence that medical cannabis is effective treatment for “cannabis dependancy”

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

A new clinical trial has found evidence that medical cannabis may have the potential to help treat dependancy on cannabis while minimising the rate of relapse. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Sydney treated 128 ‘cannabis addicted’ participants with Nabiximols (Sativex) to “examine the safety and efficacy [...]

British politician claims UK trials will no longer be needed for licensing medical cannabis products

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told MPs that medical cannabis will no longer need to be tested via randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK in order to be licensed. Medical cannabis products will now be able to be licensed if evidence for their efficacy for certain medical conditions already exists. For example, [...]

Manchester authorities issue health warning as drug dealers are selling “THC Vape” juices containing “Spice”

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, UK|

At least nine youths in Manchester have been hospitalised by “THC vape liquid” containing the dangerous drug “Spice.” According to Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel (GMDAP), at least six incidents of youths collapsing have been reported in the Greater Manchester area since February 2019. The GMDAP, which brings together police, NHS, local authorities and drug [...]