Research finds patients build a tolerance to CBD-isolated medicines

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Interviews, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, THC, UK, Uncategorised|

Research has shown patients build tolerances to CBD-isolated medicines Evidence suggests THC could potentially reduce resistance Using different strains may also help reduce CBD tolerance levels Medical cannabis was partially legalised in the UK in late 2018., but few patients have managed to obtain legal prescriptions. Among those lucky few who do have [...]

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 [...]

Scottish Child One of Ten Wins Victory to be prescribed Medical Cannabis Oil

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Scottish child, Cole Thomson, is set to be one of 10 children to receive a prescription for Epidolex Cole suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Up to 7000 children in Scotland have been diagnosed with epilepsy The East Kilbride News revealed yesterday that Cole Thomson, 6, will be one of only 10 children in Scotland to [...]

Only 10 epileptic children in Scotland will get cannabis-based treatment on the NHS

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, News, NHS, Scotland, UK|

Just 10 children in Scotland will be prescribed cannabis-based treatments on the NHS Up to 7,000 Scottish children suffer from epilepsy The Sunday Post has revealed that only 10 severely epileptic children in Scotland will be permitted to be prescribed medical cannabis on the NHS Health Secretary Jeanne Freeman told parents of young [...]

British mother fears severely epileptic son will die after hospital blocks its own consultant prescribing medicinal cannabis

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Seizures, THC, UK|

Ben Griffiths, 9, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy and cerebral palsy, experiencing up to 300 seizures a day In October he was prescribed Epidiolex, but Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is preventing it being administered His mother believes the decision is putting her son at serious risk of permanent disability A British mother has condemned Alder Hey Children’s [...]

Could South Korea become the first Asian country to legalise medical cannabis?

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, South Korea, Uncategorised|

The Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs has passed the preliminary stage in South Korea’s National Assembly The Act will permit citizens to be prescribed medical cannabis for epilepsy, cancer and HIV/AIDs Foreign citizens will now be allowed to import approved cannabinoid-based products if there are no alternatives. Cultivation and importation of [...]

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 [...]

Can CBD Alleviate the Symptoms of Epilepsy?

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured News, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, News, Research|Tags: , , , , |

There have been many examples in recent years of published scientific articles, which have been peer-reviewed, as well as news items in the more general press, which have indicated the broad range of medical conditions susceptible to treatment by cannabis and related compounds. Much publicity has been gained in particular for reports claiming [...]

Marijuana-based Medicine to be Trialed for Children in Scotland

By | January 19th, 2015|Categories: Epidiolex, Scotland|

A new treatment derived from cannabis is to go on trial in Scotland in a bid to help sick children. Doctors have been given the go-ahead to test Epidiolex, a treatment based on cannabidiol (CBD) a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. And medical experts are hoping the treatment – which has had success [...]