British Home Office returns epileptic girl’s seized medical cannabis to mother

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, UK|

A British mother who had medical cannabis seized by Border Force officials has had the “life-changing” medication returned to her following an exhausting ordeal. Tegan Appleby, 9, suffers a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy. Conventional medications have failed to help ease Tegan’s suffering. Despite doctor’s best efforts to control her seizures with ‘Government [...]

British mother has epileptic daughter’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport for second time

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Children, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, UK|

A British mother has had her daughter’s legal medical cannabis prescription confiscated at an airport for the second time. Emma Appleby, mother of severely epileptic Teagn, had travelled to the Netherlands with Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi, to pick up a private prescription for medical cannabis. Despite having the legal prescription, police confiscated Emma’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

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, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Research, 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 [...]