New study finds that decriminalising cannabis reduces serious injuries from domestic violence

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, Research, Violence, Womean|

Researchers in the US have found evidence decriminalising cannabis reduces severity of domestic abuse attacks Decriminalisation reduced domestic assaults involving serious injuries by 22.5% Serious domestic assaults involving offender alcohol intoxication were reduced by 40.7% The number of serious domestic assaults involving weapons also went down by 23.1%. A new study from the [...]

British Mother given all-clear after using medical cannabis oil to treat terminal cancer

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Featured, Legalisation, News, Patient Stories, Patients, UK|

Joy Smith was diagnosed with incurable bowel and stomach cancer in 2016 After chemo gave her sepsis, Joy had to find an alternative treatment: medical cannabis The mother has now been given the all-clear, showing that cannabis has an amazing potential to be used as a cancer treatment Cannabis oil is still illegal [...]

New survey finds a third of New Zealanders want legal access to medical cannabis

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Patients, Research|

Nearly a third of New Zealanders will try medical cannabis when it is legalised next year However, nearly half said they are either “most unlikely” or “definitely’ not going to try medical cannabis 89% of medical professionals would prescribe medical cannabis products   Professor Mike Barnes will be brought to NZ to help [...]

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 [...]

Loose Women star, Andrea McLean: cannabis oil “changed my life”

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Celebrities, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

Andrea McLean has revealed she is using CBD to treat anxiety caused by menopause  Andrea claims the ‘lowest dose’ of CBD is enough to help her The reality TV star claimed she is now a “different person” due to the oil Andrea McLean, 49, known for her regular appearances on ITV’s Loose Women, [...]

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, New Zealand, News|

The Government has said the vote will be binding Citizens over the age of twenty years will be able to buy, use and grow cannabis
 Advertisements will be banned Current opinion polls suggest that more than 60% of the NZ adult population supports legalising cannabis New Zealand has announced it will be holding [...]

Welsh cancer patient: “The Government is forcing me to break the law or die”

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Welsh dad, Phil James, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 He initially vaped CBD Indica to treat the tumour, seeing initial success After tumour returned in Feb  2019, Phil began using cannabis oil containing THC The father of one is now “forced to break the law or die” due to the Government’s [...]

Advisory body on drug misuse to provide framework on medical cannabis by end of 2019

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs [ACMD] will provide a working framework for medical cannabis in the UK by 2020 Roger Knaggs, the ACMD’s newest appointee, believes there is not enough evidence to confirm the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine Knagss claims that British medical professionals need more evidence before [...]

Harvard and MIT receive $9 million donation to study medical cannabis

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

Harvard and MIT’s medical schools have received $4.5m each to research cannabis Bob Broderic, shareholder in Tweed Marijuana Inc. and Aphria Inc, made the donation Broderic hopes the research will change negative perceptions on cannabis Broderic’s $9m gift is largest single donation any US Universities have received to research cannabis Two American universities, [...]

Texas could decriminalise cannabis after lawmakers approve bill

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, Texas, USA|

A bill seeking to decriminalise cannabis has been approved in Texas Under the new proposals, those caught with an ounce of cannabis or less would receive a fine rather than a criminal punishment The bill was passed by a vote of 98 to 43 Texas could become the 25th US State to relax [...]