Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die from opioid abuse in America every year According to new research, legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado has led to [...]

Can medical marijuana replace pharmaceutical pain medications?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Cannabis has been used medically to treat pain for centuries Latest study conducted on cannabis as a pain treatment found 97% of patients “strongly agreed” that they were able to decrease the number of opiates they consume when they also used cannabis Findings could pose serious risk to the future of pharmaceutical opioid-based [...]

Key Milestones in Medical Use of Cannabis: the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Featured Research, Research, Uncategorised|

“By using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance,” Raphael Mechoulam For anybody interested in the increasing use of cannabis to treat medical conditions, it is worth recalling some of the scientific events underpinning this situation. These events have not only [...]

Billy Caldwell Unites Northern Irish Politicians for Parliament Protest

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Featured, Featured News, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, MS, News, Patient Stories|

Every political party in Northern Ireland have “been united” by Billy Caldwell, the first patient to be legally prescribed cannabis oil on the NHS Hundreds are expected to protest outside Northern Ireland’s Parliament next week for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis Members from Shin Fein, the Ulster Unionist Party, the Green Party and [...]

Hero British Mother “Saved” Severely Brain Damaged Child with Medical Cannabis

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, UK, UPA|

Louis Bostock has been legally treating her severely brain-damaged daughter, Jayla, for 2 years with cannabis oil The niece of Aston Villa footballer Gabby Agbonlahor is the UK's youngest legally approved Class B drug user Louise has no become an active member in the medical cannabis community, helping to source medication for patients [...]

Scottish Cancer Sufferer Faces Criminal Charges for Treating Cancer with Medicinal Cannabis

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Jacqui Ritchie, 49, was prosecuted for growing 4 cannabis plants The mother of two claimed cannabis helped with the side-effects of chemotherapy for her rare breast cancer Jacqui was prosecuted last month and is awaiting sentencing on October 10 A cancer survivor has been prosecuted for growing four medicinal cannabis plants to help [...]

Is Iceland about to legalise cannabis?

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Iceland, Legalisation, News, Uncategorised|

A bill to legalise recreational cannabis in Iceland has been introduced to Iceland’s Parliament Over 20s would legally have the right to grow, purchase and consume cannabis The Bill will be voted on after Iceland’s General Election in October A bill which would legalise recreational cannabis was introduced to Iceland’s Parliament last week. [...]

“Research is the only way to legalise”: Heartbroken British Mother Forced the Move to Holland Speaks Out Against UK’s Medical Cannabis Laws

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, Seizures, UK, Uncategorised|

Hannah Deacon and her son, Alfie, were forced to flee the UK earlier this month to gain access to medicinal cannabis Alfie, 6, suffers severe epilepsy and facing  life-threatening seizures every week Hannah, who believes cannabis oil containing THC is Alfie’s last chance of a normal life, appeared on ITV’s This Morning earlier [...]

Pharmaceutical Company Successfully Treats Symptoms of Autism with Cannabinoids

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, News, Pharmaceuticals, Research|

Zelda Therapeutics has demonstrated successful results from their observational trial on cannabinoid-based medicine in treating symptoms of autism in children 7% of treated patients showed significant general overall improvement Shares in the company rose by 8% after announcing successful results Zelda Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company specializing in medicinal cannabis, has announced successful results [...]

New Study Finds Cannabis Reduces Chance of Obesity and Diabetes

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blood Pressure, Cannabis, Diabetes, Obesity, Research|

New research has found that rates of obesity and diabetes are a third lower in regular cannabis users than those who don’t use cannabis at all Despite consuming 600 more calories a day, regular cannabis users had lower BMI than non-cannabis users Could cannabis be the secret to staying thin? A new study [...]