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For the few, not the many: Conservative MPs criminalise cannabis despite admitting use

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Conservative Party, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

British mother has epileptic daughter’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport for second time

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Children, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, UK|

A British mother has had her daughter’s legal medical cannabis prescription confiscated at an airport for the second time. Emma Appleby, mother of severely epileptic Teagn, had travelled to the Netherlands with Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi, to pick up a private prescription for medical cannabis. Despite having the legal prescription, police confiscated Emma’s [...]

New research claims “women are underrepresented by cannabis research,” while finding no link between cannabis and psychosis

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, UK, Womean|

Women are being underrepresented in cannabis research, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of York reviewed current research to gain an understanding of possible gaps in the understanding of the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia. As well as finding a “gender bias” in research, the researchers also found that there [...]

British diving hero opens the UK’s first CBD oil hotel

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Coffee, News, UK|

A British diver, famous for taking part in the heroic ‘Thai Cave Rescue’, has opened the UK’s first ‘cannabis oil hotel.’ Tim Acton, 39, was part of the heroic rescue team which caught the attention of the world when they saved 12 Thai schoolchildren and their football coach who were trapped in a [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

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 [...]

Legalising medical cannabis leads to a 34% reduction on workplace deaths

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|

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 [...]

Inventor of Jelly Belly launches new CBD-infused jelly beans

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Edibles, News|

CBD is about to become a little sweeter. David Klein, the creator of world famous sweets, Jelly Belly, is starting a new line of cannabis-infused jelly beans. Spectrum Confections, Klein’s new company, will add cannabidiol (CBD) to 38 flavours of jelly bean, including Pina Colada, Strawberry Cheesecake, Mango and Toasted Marshmallow. Speaking to [...]

Inventor of Jelly Belly launches new CBD-infused jelly beans

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: CBD, Edibles, News, UK, USA|

CBD is about to become a little sweeter. David Klein, the creator of world famous sweets, Jelly Belly, is starting a new line of cannabis-infused jelly beans. Spectrum Confections, Klein’s new company, will add cannabidiol (CBD) to 38 flavours of jelly bean, including Pina Colada, Strawberry Cheesecake, Mango and Toasted Marshmallow. Speaking [...]

Study finds that medical cannabis improves brain function after three months

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research|

Can medical cannabis really improve the way your brain works? For many supporters of prohibition, cannabis use is often associated with a deterioration in mental abilities. Fuelled by Reefer Madness-era propaganda, the anti-cannabis lobby pushes the idea that just one use of cannabis could seriously damage your brain and the way it functions. [...]

Ozzy Osbourne is taking CBD oil to deal with ‘terrible pain’ following fall

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Celebrities, News|

Ozzy Osbourne is using CBD for “terrible pain” The rock legend opted for CBD over traditional painkillers due to past addictions Sharon, his wife, made the revelation on ITV’s This Morning Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne is the latest celebrity to endorse CBD as a medicine. Sharon Osbourne revealed on ITV’s Loose Women that [...]