A fresh take on British cannabis campaigning: We The Undersigned

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Charity, Community, Decriminalisation, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, UK|

Campaigning for wider access to cannabis in the UK has a long and fruitful history. Beginning as a movement for general access to cannabis as a recreational drug before evolving (or devolving depending on your perspective) into a more sophisticated and well-funded campaign specifically designed to enlighten and engage the British public into [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

British Company gets first legal license to grow medical cannabis on Guernsey 

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Featured News, Guernsey, Interviews, News, THC, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Original Alternative has secured permission to start growing cannabis, not hemp, on the island of Guernsey Plants and cannabis products can have as high as 3% THC on Guernsey Mainland customers will not be able to purchase THC containing oils “Guernsey has opened up a world of opportunities for us.” Guernsey’s Government [...]

Exclusive: Meet the Brazilian who legally provides 1000s of children with medical cannabis

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Brazil, Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Charity, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Featured News, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, THC, Uncategorised|

The ABRACE Foundation (Associação Brasileira de Apoio Cannabis Esperança) in Brazil supplies over 1000 patients with medical cannabis every day. In 2016, the foundation was given legal permission to continue producing, extracting and providing medical cannabis. This “medical cannabis” is not GMP certified and has not been produced by GW, Tilray or any [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

British Mother Tells Heartbreaking Story: Epileptic Daughter’s Journey Through Medical Cannabis

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, Mothers, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, Treatment Diary, UK|Tags: , , , , , , |

Medical Cannabis was legalised in Britain on 1st November However, thousands of parents are still unable to access cannabis-based medication for their children "Mother X" told us in her own words how cannabis is helping her epileptic daughter, and the distress her family is still in due to the British Government failing to [...]

“Cannabis allows me to be the parent I always knew I could be” – Mother with ADHD uses medical cannabis to help raise her children

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: ADHD, Canada, Cannabis, Children, Edibles, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, News, Parent, Patient Stories|

Canadian mother, Laura, claims cannabis makes her a better parent Laura suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Laura has been blogging about how medical cannabis has changed her life as a parent since January Anecdotal accounts and studies have found ADHD patients are finding success with medical cannabis treatments Can cannabis really [...]