Chronic pain most commonly prescribed condition for medical cannabis in US

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, chronic pain, News, Research, THC, USA|

Two-thirds of medical cannabis patients in the US use it for chronic pain 85.5% of all patient-reported qualifying conditions had substantial evidence of therapeutic efficacy Around 28 million adults in the UK are living with chonic pain that has lasted for three months or longer A new study has revealed that nearly two-thirds of American [...]

Research shows medical cannabis has potential to alleviate symptoms in autistic children

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: ASD, Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Israel, News, Research, Seizures, THC, Uncategorised|

Researchers for Tikun Olam found medical cannabis can treat Autism symptoms in children 30% of patients studied reported a significant improvement in quality of life 34.3% reduced use of other medications Majority of patients were treated with a 20:1 CBD:THC tincture Autism affects 2.3 million families in the UK Treating autism spectral disorders (ASD), [...]

Research finds smoking cannabis can cause remission in Crohn’s patients

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chron's, Israel, Research|

Israeli scientists have proof cannabis can help Crohn’s patients enter remission 45%  of patients given THC entered full remission in 8 weeks Around 115,000 in the UK are affected by Crohn’s With recent surveys suggesting that new cases of Crohn’s disease are being more diagnosed more often, could medical cannabis offer a better [...]

Research finds CBD has potential to be used in skin cancer treatments

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Endocannabinoids, News, Research|

New research suggests CBD could be used to help treat skin cancer Mice tested with CBD lived longer than those untreated, and had a greater quality of life than those treated with traditional cancer medication Skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK A new study has found that Cannabidiol [...]

We Need You! Have your views on cannabis heard by British Government

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Featured, How To, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee is requesting the public to submit written applications to help inform their debate on the future of medical cannabis policies. This is your opportunity as a patient to have your voice heard by those who are responsible for drug policy in the UK. This is your chance to get your personal [...]

CBD sales to be banned in UK for 18 months by Trading Standards watchdog

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, UK|

The Food Standards Agency views CBD as a 'novel food' needing approval Trading Standards has been instructed to pull items from shops for up to 18 months CDB oil is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, hailed for its apparent ability to help treat muscle pains and mental illnesses British watchdogs are planning to ban sales of popular [...]

40% of American patients ditch other pharmaceutical prescription drugs for medical cannabis

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Research, USA|

Over 2.1 million Americans have legal medical cannabis prescriptions A new University of Michigan study found that the 44% of respondent quit another drug altogether for cannabis 38% reduced the amount of a different drug they were taking Nearly one-third of medical cannabis patients don't tell their doctor of their cannabis use Yet [...]

Scottish Child One of Ten Wins Victory to be prescribed Medical Cannabis Oil

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Scottish child, Cole Thomson, is set to be one of 10 children to receive a prescription for Epidolex Cole suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Up to 7000 children in Scotland have been diagnosed with epilepsy The East Kilbride News revealed yesterday that Cole Thomson, 6, will be one of only 10 children in Scotland to [...]

British mother fears severely epileptic son will die after hospital blocks its own consultant prescribing medicinal cannabis

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Seizures, THC, UK|

Ben Griffiths, 9, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy and cerebral palsy, experiencing up to 300 seizures a day In October he was prescribed Epidiolex, but Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is preventing it being administered His mother believes the decision is putting her son at serious risk of permanent disability A British mother has condemned Alder Hey Children’s [...]

MPs criticise NHS over failure to prescribe medical cannabis

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, NHS, Parent, THC, UK|

MPs have condemned the British Government for failing to provide medical cannabis to desperate patients Patients currently must have costly, private prescriptions in order to access legal medical cannabis Jorja Emerson’s family has to pay almost £10,000 a year (£833.75 per month) for her medical cannabis prescription for intractable epilepsy MPs have condemned [...]