Research finds cancer patients report “significant reduction” in severity of symptoms

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research|

New research finds more evidence cannabis can help treat symptoms relating to cancer 1,120 cancer patients in Minnesota were studied over a four-month period 50% of patients reported at least a 30% decrease in vomiting after four months Researchers at Minnesota’s medical cannabis programme have reported that cannabis treatments are helping cancer patients [...]

British Police told to adopt sensible, science-backed approach to cannabis

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Legalisation, News, THC, UK|

Police in the UK have been told to use a softer approach for cannabis users The announcement was made by the National Police Chief’s Council Ultimately, the decision to pursue prosecution for cannabis users lies with individual Chief constables Evidence suggests that treatment, rather than punishment, “results in best outcome for both user [...]

Lack of medical cannabis prescriptions in the UK due to doctors “lack of knowledge”

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, chronic pain, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

MPs have been told British doctors have a lack of knowledge on medical cannabis Experts believe this is why so few medical cannabis prescriptions have been granted Professor Mike Barnes told the Government doctors “do not understand the nature of cannabis” MPs have been told that doctors are not prescribing medical cannabis to [...]

Tory MP says prohibition of recreational cannabis has failed, causing rise in criminal gangs

By | March 30th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Crime, Legalisation, News, UK|

Crispin Blunt said prohibition of cannabis has failed Blunt blamed rise in strength of cannabis on policy of ‘just say no’ Home Office spokesman claims legalising would “not eliminate crime” The Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Drug Policy Reform has slammed prohibition of cannabis, blaming it for the rise in [...]

Seth Rogen joins Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong by launching cannabis company

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: Canada, Celebrities, Dispensaries, Legalisation, News, THC, USA|

The team behind ‘Pineapple Express’ have launched their own cannabis company Based in Vancouver, Houseplant, will sell a range of cannabis products across Canada Houseplant have created three original strains for their launch Other celebrity stoners who have their own cannabis companies include Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong and Snoop Dogg Seth Rogan has [...]

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 - [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]

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 [...]

MPs told that Pharmaceutical Industry should be funding medical cannabis trials, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seizures, 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 [...]