California University receives $4.7m donation to research CBD and Autism

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, CBD, Featured News, News|

The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) received $4.7 million donation to research CBD’s effects on Autism The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation made the donation The private ‘gift’ is the largest amount ever privately donated to fund medical cannabis research Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US and over 700,000 people [...]

Lidl brings Cannabidiol (CBD) products to its Swiss stores

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: CBD, Hemp, News, Switzerland|

Lidl is adding two Cannabidiol (CBD) products to its Swiss stores Hemp flowers and pre-rolled CBD cigarettes will be on offer to Swiss customers Local Swiss company “The Botanicals” will supply the CBD products Popular German supermarket Lidl has launched a range of Cannabidiol (CBD) products in its Swiss stores. Teaming up with [...]

World Anti Doping Agency removes CBD from Prohibited Substance list

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Athletics, CBD, News, Olympics|

Cannabidiol (CBD) has officially been removed from the World Anti-Doping prohibited list New regulations will go into effect just before the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea Athletes are still banned from using THC during events The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially removed Cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of prohibited substances. CBD [...]

New study finds CBD treats symptoms of psychosis

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: CBD, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

New research suggests Cannabidiol (CBD) could be a powerful antipsychotic The clinical trial was conducted by researchers at King’s College University 220,000 people are being treated for schizophrenia in the UK by the NHS Results from the latest clinical trial on CBD found it has anti-psychotic properties and could be used in the [...]

Three game changing studies on medical cannabis

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Bone, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, Research, Research Reviews|

Words by Fergus Simpson With Cannabis now being legalised recreationally and/or medicinally in 29 states of America, and the district of Columbia, it is no surprise that there has been a whole lot more reputable research coming out onto the whiteboard. In Australia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Czech Republic, Canada, Croatia and Macedonia it is [...]

British Grandmother claims cannabis oil drastically reduced cancerous tumour

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, News, Patient Stories, Research, UK|

Lin Coxon refused chemotherapy for her cancer treatment, instead opting to use CBD oil Her case is now being studied by experts to see if cannabis can help prevent bad cells communicating Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical present in cannabis A British grandmother, and personal assistant to South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler, has claimed [...]

Could CBD help treat schizophrenia?

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

Recent studies show cannabidiol (CBD) may have the potential to treat neurological conditions such as schizophrenia and Tourettes Researchers are now calling for a closer look at CBD and its potential for certain mental health conditions for which more 'traditional' treatments have failed CBD improved cognition and social interaction in rats 220,000 people [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Medical Cannabis Conference Coming to Birmingham

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: CBD, Compassion Clubs, Interviews, News, UK, UPA|

UPA, one of the UK’s most prominent medicinal cannabis campaign groups, is holding its first Annual General Meet this weekend Members of the public are offered the fantastic opportunity to learn about medicinal cannabis from leading experts in the field Paul Flynn MP and Professor Mike Barnes are among the featured speakers Medical [...]