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Hawaii Becomes 26th State to decriminalises cannabis possession

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, USA|Tags: |

Hawaii has become the 26th State in the US to decriminalise cannabis. Bill HB1383 decriminalises possession of a small amount of cannabis. Those caught with less than three grams will no longer face criminal prosecution, but may still be subject to a fine up to $130. Three grams is the minimum threshold any [...]

Conservative-funded survey finds half of British public now support legalising recreational cannabis

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Poll, Research, UK|

A Conservative-funded YouGov poll has found nearly half of British adults now support the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG), which commissioned the poll, surveyed 1,690 people on their views relating to the cannabis, finding “clear and growing appetite” for a more liberal approach to drug policy in the UK. [...]

A new study has found the best way to prevent children accessing cannabis is to legalise its recreational use

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, Research, UK, USA|

One of the most common arguments used against legalising cannabis is that it would make it easier to access for children. A new study from America, however, has found that legalising recreational cannabis actually leads to a decline in use among teenagers, offering a serious challenge to the prohibition on cannabis. Researchers at [...]

Conservative think tank, The Adam Smith Institute, calls on British Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , , , |

A leading think thank has called on the Conservative Party to legalise cannabis for recreational as well as medicinal use to help reduce crime and to provide a boost to the British economy. The Adam Smith Institute, a non-profit neoliberal think tank and lobbying group, teamed up with Volteface, a pro-harm reduction advocacy [...]

New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

Ireland to launch 5-year medical cannabis trial

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Ireland, Legalisation, News, UK|

Patients in Ireland are one step closer to legal medical cannabis after new legislation was signed into law. The legislation, signed by Ireland’s Health Minister Simon Harris, will create the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis. According to Harris, the legislation will take “a little bit of time to fully establish [...]

Majority of Londoners want UK Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

A new poll has found that the majority of Londoners support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. The survey, commissioned by Volteface for the Evening Standard and conducted by Survation, highlights just how unpopular current cannabis laws are in the UK. The survey asked Londoners: “Do you support or oppose the regulation [...]

Researchers implore hospice staff to educate staff on medical cannabis

By | June 28th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Hospice, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new survey from the US has found that the vast majority of hospice staff in America support the use of medical cannabis for their patients. A survey asking 310 hospice clinicians and administrators in 40 states for their views on medical cannabis in hospice care has found that more than 91% of [...]

Australian research shows CBD has potential to be powerful new antibiotic

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Antibacterial, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

New research has found that cannabis could revolutionise the way we treat bacterial skin infections. Australian researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have discovered that CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis, is active against the bacteria responsible for many serious infections such as golden staph and pneumonia, [...]

Illinois becomes latest US state to legalise recreational cannabis

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, USA|Tags: , |

Illinois has become the 11th state in the US to legalise cannabis for recreational use. A bill which allows the purchase and possession of cannabis was signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor, JB Pritzker. Citizens of Illinois aged 21 and over will now be able to legally possess up to 30 [...]