Half of British millennials prefer CBD over prescriptions for mental health

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Eos Scientific surveyed over 2,000 British adults to investigate whether people prefer using CBD over pharmaceutical medications to treat mental health They found that 38% of Brits prefer to use CBD, with 50% of millennials (18-34) responding that they prefer CBD 30% of the UK population would rather not talk to their doctor [...]

The science behind why cannabis oil helps treat seizures

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Fact File, Mothers, News, UK|

CBD has become world famous for its anti-seizure properties Children suffering life-threatening epilepsy have seen amazing results since starting CBD treatment Here we explain some of the basic science behind this beautiful process There’s has been a huge increase in the interest into medical cannabis over the past year. The nation’s media has [...]

Research suggests regular cannabis users may need more anaesthesia for surgery

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Doctors, Legalisation, News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, USA|

Cannabis users may need double the anaesthetic non-cannabis users do Researchers in Colorado studied 250 patients needing colonoscopies 10% were cannabis users Those 10% needed more than double anaesthetic the non-cannabis users did A new study from the US has found evidence that regular cannabis users may need more than twice the usual [...]

Washington State Senate approves proposal to allow medical cannabis use in schools

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, School, THC, USA, Washington|

Washington students may be able to use their medical cannabis in school Parents would be allowed to administer the cannabis instead of nurses Smoking cannabis will be strictly prohibited, as well as products high in THC Some parents are opposed to the proposal, insisting the right to administer safe medication should lie in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Australia launches world’s first clinical trial investigating medical cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, Tourette's|

Researchers at the University of Sydney have launched a clinical trial investigating cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s The study will examine whether THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and severity of tics for Tourette’s sufferers Cannabis will be supplied by the Lambert Initiative Up to 106,000 people between 5 - [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]

MPs told that Pharmaceutical Industry should be funding trials for medical cannabis, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, NHS, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK|

Britain’s chief medical officer (CMO), Dame Sally Davies, has told MPs that the pharmaceutical industry must begin funding randomised controlled trials for medical cannabis as soon as possible. Speaking to the Health and Social Select Committee on Wednesday, Dame Sally believes funding from the pharmaceutical industry is essential for improving access to medical [...]