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 [...]

New research finds more evidence medical cannabis may reduce seizures in epileptic children

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News, Research, USA|

According to a phase 3 study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019, taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol cut seizure rates nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy. This is called Dravet syndrome, which starts in infancy, and can lead to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Medical cannabis campaigners “outraged” by lack of CBD prescriptions granted by NHS

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK, UPA|

Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS since medical cannabis was legalised Campaigners are “shocked and horrified” at lack of availability for desperate patients The only CBD medication available on the NHS is Epidolex, produced by GW Pharmaceutical Theresa May’s husband, Phillip, is GW’s majority shareholder Despite medical cannabis being [...]

British Parents March on Westminster demanding access to medicinal cannabis for daughter

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Indie-Rose, 4, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, experiencing up to 70 seizures a month before medical cannabis Now she only has between 0-7 a month Her parents illegally bring cannabis oil from Holland every month, costing £1,500 per month Now they are marching on Westminster to demand legal, NHS-funded, access The parents of a [...]

Israeli Researchers find link between Endocannabinoid deficiency and Autism disorders

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Israel, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, Seizures, UK|

Israeli Researchers find link between low levels of endocannabinoids and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) They believe CBD may help raise levels of endocannabinoids Parents are taking control of their children’s ASD treatment plans, adding legal CBD products Groups like “CBDs of Autism” are helping guide parents of ASD children new to CBD Researchers [...]

Australian Researchers Find CBD Curbs Methamphetamine Addiction in Rats

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain|

Australian researchers found evidence CBD can help meth addicts 32 lab rats addicted to meth were treated with CBD Researchers noted "cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the motivation to seek and consume methamphetamine."  A study from Australia have found promising evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD) could have the potential to be used in treatments for [...]

House of Lords criticises British Government for failing “desperate” medical cannabis patients

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, House of Lords, Legalisation, Mental Health, Mothers, Multiple Sclerosis, News, NHS, Opioids, Pain, Patient Stories, Police, Psychosis, Research, Seizures, Smoking, THC, UK|

Lords slammed the British Government for failing medical cannabis patients  Only four patients have received a prescription for medical cannabis  Some patients are forced to travel abroad for their prescriptions One Lord claimed “majority of terrorists” in the UK are heavy users of cannabis Members of the House of Lords slammed the British Government [...]