British Mother given all-clear after using medical cannabis oil to treat terminal cancer

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Featured, Legalisation, News, Patient Stories, Patients, UK|

Joy Smith was diagnosed with incurable bowel and stomach cancer in 2016 After chemo gave her sepsis, Joy had to find an alternative treatment: medical cannabis The mother has now been given the all-clear, showing that cannabis has an amazing potential to be used as a cancer treatment Cannabis oil is still illegal [...]

New survey finds a third of New Zealanders want legal access to medical cannabis

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Patients, Research|

Nearly a third of New Zealanders will try medical cannabis when it is legalised next year However, nearly half said they are either “most unlikely” or “definitely’ not going to try medical cannabis 89% of medical professionals would prescribe medical cannabis products   Professor Mike Barnes will be brought to NZ to help [...]

NHS to launch review as British families forced to pay £40k for medical cannabis prescriptions

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharma, GW Pharmaceutical, Home Grow, Legalisation, News|

Government drug task force APPG has put 22 families to speak to the NHS Patients must pay up to £40,000 per year to get a private prescription for medical cannabis No prescriptions have been given on the NHS for medical cannabis Twenty-two UK families who have been forced to pay £10,000s for private [...]

Loose Women star, Andrea McLean: cannabis oil “changed my life”

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Celebrities, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

Andrea McLean has revealed she is using CBD to treat anxiety caused by menopause  Andrea claims the ‘lowest dose’ of CBD is enough to help her The reality TV star claimed she is now a “different person” due to the oil Andrea McLean, 49, known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Loose Women, [...]

Advisory body on drug misuse to provide framework on medical cannabis by end of 2019

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs [ACMD] will provide a working framework for medical cannabis in the UK by 2020 Roger Knaggs, the ACMD’s newest appointee, believes there is not enough evidence to confirm the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine Knagss claims that British medical professionals need more evidence before [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]