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

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seizures, THC, UK|

The UK Government currently provides the funding for clinical trials on medical cannabis England’s chief medical officer told MPs that the private sector should be paying their fair share Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS so far Only patients with a private prescription have been able to acquire medical [...]

British man who suffers severe epilepsy claims medical cannabis helps him live a normal life

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Luke O’Donnell illegally treats his epilepsy with a medical cannabis oil Prior to cannabis, Luke was house-bound through fear of suffering a seizure in public Now the 25-year-old is employed and living a more full life Luke now campaigns for wider access to regulated medical cannabis products for patients in similar situations  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 [...]

Decoding the Secrets of the Endocannabinoid System

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Israel, News, Research, THC, UK|Tags: |

There is currently a debate in the UK there on the impact of medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Though this discussion is important, it is overlooking the real medical marvel that is the endocannabinoid system and the significant therapeutic potential that the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) offers. Prior to the synthesis and identification of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) [...]

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 [...]

Australian researchers launch world’s first clinical trial to treat brain cancer with medical cannabis

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, News, Research, THC|

Researchers in Australia became first in world to investigate THC as brain cancer treatment in a clinical trial Brain cancers have some of the lowest survival rates Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of malignant brain tumour in the UK Over 2,000 are diagnosed with GBM each year in England Research started [...]

Research finds CBD has potential to be used in skin cancer treatments

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Endocannabinoids, News, Research|

New research suggests CBD could be used to help treat skin cancer Mice tested with CBD lived longer than those untreated, and had a greater quality of life than those treated with traditional cancer medication Skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK A new study has found that Cannabidiol [...]

CBD sales to be banned in UK for 18 months by Trading Standards watchdog

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, UK|

The Food Standards Agency views CBD as a 'novel food' needing approval Trading Standards has been instructed to pull items from shops for up to 18 months CDB oil is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, hailed for its apparent ability to help treat muscle pains and mental illnesses British watchdogs are planning to ban sales of popular [...]

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 [...]

Cannabinoids in combination with chemotherapy found “most effective” at killing cancer cells

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Featured News, Legalisation, News, THC, UK|

New research confirms that cannabinoids can be effective in killing leukaemia cells, particularly in combination with chemotherapy The study also found that cannabinoids are most effective when used after chemo treatment It also confirmed that cannabinoids possess anticancer properties on their own St. George’s University of London may have just proven that cannabis [...]