New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, New Zealand, News|

The Government has said the vote will be binding Citizens over the age of twenty years will be able to buy, use and grow cannabis
 Advertisements will be banned Current opinion polls suggest that more than 60% of the NZ adult population supports legalising cannabis New Zealand has announced it will be holding [...]

Welsh cancer patient: “The Government is forcing me to break the law or die”

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Welsh dad, Phil James, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 He initially vaped CBD Indica to treat the tumour, seeing initial success After tumour returned in Feb  2019, Phil began using cannabis oil containing THC The father of one is now “forced to break the law or die” due to the Government’s [...]

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, PTSD, Research, UK, USA|

Multiple studies have found strong evidence that cannabis can help treat PTSD Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, prevent nightmares Cannabinoids also prevent the retrieval of the underlying trauma PTSD diagnoses among UK military personnel rose by 2% in a decade With more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis comes a greater understanding of [...]

Scottish mum launches new appeal to get young son legal access to “lifesaving medical cannabis”

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, THC, UK|

Cole Quarrell, 6, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Epidiolex, a CBD0only medication, initially helped Cole, but his condition quickly deteriorated Lisa, his mother, has launched a fresh appeal to get her son whole-plant medical cannabis Over 50 brave people and companies have offered to provide it for free, but Lisa wants to go through official [...]

Welsh police boss, Arfon Jones, calls for regulation of cannabis and home growing to stop drug gangs

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Arrested, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Grow Your Own, growing, Home Cultivation, Home Grow, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, PCC, Police, UK, Wales|

Afron Jones, PCC for North Wales, has called for the regulation of cannabis to stop rise in criminal gangs The police chief also called for people to start growing cannabis at home “They're not harming anybody else and there is no reason why they should be punished through the criminal justice system.” Arfon [...]

Research finds cancer patients report “significant reduction” in severity of symptoms

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research|

New research finds more evidence cannabis can help treat symptoms relating to cancer 1,120 cancer patients in Minnesota were studied over a four-month period 50% of patients reported at least a 30% decrease in vomiting after four months Researchers at Minnesota’s medical cannabis programme have reported that cannabis treatments are helping cancer patients [...]

British Police told to adopt sensible, science-backed approach to cannabis

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Legalisation, News, THC, UK|

Police in the UK have been told to use a softer approach for cannabis users The announcement was made by the National Police Chief’s Council Ultimately, the decision to pursue prosecution for cannabis users lies with individual Chief constables Evidence suggests that treatment, rather than punishment, “results in best outcome for both user [...]

Cannabis has been partially decriminalised in Israel

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Decriminalisation, Israel, News, THC|

Israel has decriminalised cannabis, making it a civil, rather than criminal offence Personal use at home is now completely decriminalised Fines for public possession and use have been reduced “Personal use” is defined as up to 15 grams Cannabis has been decriminalised, at least partially, in Israel. A law which was voted on [...]

Lack of medical cannabis prescriptions in the UK due to doctors “lack of knowledge”

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, chronic pain, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

MPs have been told British doctors have a lack of knowledge on medical cannabis Experts believe this is why so few medical cannabis prescriptions have been granted Professor Mike Barnes told the Government doctors “do not understand the nature of cannabis” MPs have been told that doctors are not prescribing medical cannabis to [...]

Irish Government finally finds official medical cannabis supplier after two-year delay

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Ireland, News|

Ireland voted to legalise medical cannabis over two-years ago The country has finally found a supplier: a company based in Denmark Patients may be able to legally access medical cannabis by the summer Ireland's citizens could have legal access to medical cannabis as early as mid-April. Ireland’s Department of Health confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the [...]