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 [...]

MPs criticise NHS over failure to prescribe medical cannabis

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, NHS, Parent, THC, UK|

MPs have condemned the British Government for failing to provide medical cannabis to desperate patients Patients currently must have costly, private prescriptions in order to access legal medical cannabis Jorja Emerson’s family has to pay almost £10,000 a year (£833.75 per month) for her medical cannabis prescription for intractable epilepsy MPs have condemned [...]

Irish Health Minister announces plans to allow famers to grow cannabis

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, growing, Ireland, Legalisation, News|

Irish farmers could be soon growing cannabis for medical purpsoes Ireland’s Health Minister made comments on TV suggesting he’d prefer to grow the plants on Irish soil rather than import Medical cannabis could be legal in Ireland by the end of 2019 A bill which would legalise medical cannabis passed through the Dáil [...]

Thai parliament unanimously votes to legalise medical cannabis in “New Year’s Gift”

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Thailand|

Thailand became the first South East Asian country to officially legalise medical cannabis Recreational cannabis remains banned Kratom will also be legalised Foreign pharmaceutical firms are already trying to dominate the market with patents for cannabinoid-medications In a historic vote, Thailand’s parliament voted to approve cannabis for medical and research purposes on Christmas [...]

Severely epileptic girl first to be prescribed medical cannabis but still cannot acquire in the UK

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Legalisation, News, UK|

Jorja Emerson is believed to be the first child prescribed medical cannabis in the UK since the law changed The 2-year-old has a severe form of epilepsy, suffering up to 30 seizures a day The private prescription would cost around £3,000 every 3 months The family from Ireland would have to travel to [...]

Michigan next American state to legalise recreational cannabis

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation|

Michigan is the 10th US State to legalise recreational cannabis Residents 21 and over will be able to legally buy up to 2.5 ounces and grow 12 plants Public consumption will be strictly prohibited Officials say retail stores aren’t likely to open until 2020 While patients in the UK are still struggling to [...]

Luxembourg to become first European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, Luxembourg, News|

Coalition parties have confirmed that cannabis will be legal for recreational use in Luxembourg Only residents will be able to legally purchase Decision comes after a petition gained enough names to be discussed in Parliament More details are expected to be announced next week Luxembourg is to become the first country in Europe [...]

Medical cannabis legalised in Greece: country’s first medical cannabis licenses granted

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Legalisation, News|

Medical cannabis products will finally be available to Two licences have already been granted with a further 12 to be issued by the end of 2018 Millions of Euros are to be invested by pharmaceutical companies in Greece 770 new jobs are expected to be created with this foreign investment Medical cannabis will [...]

Irish Mother who campaigned to legalise medical cannabis to stand for election

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Ireland, Legalisation, News|

Yvonne Cahalane’s son, Tristan, was first child in Ireland to be given a medical cannabis license Tristan suffers from severe epilepsy, suffering up to 20 seizures a day before medical cannabis Yvonne will stand as a Fine Gael candidate for West Cork in the local elections next week An Irish mother who’s tireless [...]