Philippines passes bill legalising medical cannabis

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, Phillipines|

Medical cannabis will be legalised in Philippines after historic vote The bill passed 163-5-3 The country’s former President has admitted to using medical cannabis where it is legal Any patient suffering from “debilitating medical condition” will qualify Medical cannabis has effectively been legalised in the Philippines following a historic vote. The House of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends world governments reclassify cannabis

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, News, Research, THC, WHO|

Experts at the United Nations will recommend cannabis and THC are rescheduled under international drug treaties Cannabis and THC are currently Schedule IV, the most restricted schedule WHO recommends cannabis is moved to Schedule 1, the lowest schedule The UN body also intends to remind governments that CBD is “not under international control [...]

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 [...]

Only 10 epileptic children in Scotland will get cannabis-based treatment on the NHS

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, News, NHS, Scotland, UK|

Just 10 children in Scotland will be prescribed cannabis-based treatments on the NHS Up to 7,000 Scottish children suffer from epilepsy The Sunday Post has revealed that only 10 severely epileptic children in Scotland will be permitted to be prescribed medical cannabis on the NHS Health Secretary Jeanne Freeman told parents of young [...]

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 [...]