New research claims “women are underrepresented by cannabis research,” while finding no link between cannabis and psychosis

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, UK, Womean|

Women are being underrepresented in cannabis research, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of York reviewed current research to gain an understanding of possible gaps in the understanding of the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia. As well as finding a “gender bias” in research, the researchers also found that there [...]

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

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Decriminalisation, Mental Health, News, Research, USA, Violence, Women|

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 [...]

New study finds that CBD can be effective in treating heroin addiction

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

American researchers have found more evidence that CBD can be used to help treat addiction to heroin Addicts given CBD were 2-3 times less likely to exhibit cravings for heroin than those given placebos Anxiety and stress levels were also significantly lower in those who were given CBD A new study has found [...]

Cannabis makes you stupid? Study finds women who use cannabis have higher childhood IQs

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Children, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Parent, Research, Teenagers, THC, UK, USA|

British researchers found children with higher IQs more likely to use cannabis, and other drugs, later in life Female children with high IQs are more likely to use cannabis than their male counterparts The findings were the same for children of all social classes Researchers believe high IQ children are more likely to [...]

Cannabis strains high in CBD may ‘protect brain’ from THC, research shows

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

ew study from UCL show CBD may help protect brain from ‘harmful’ effects of THC Researchers believe CBD may be able to be used as a treatment for psychosis There is no conclusive evidence that THC causes psychosis; only correlations found so far Researchers want cannabis high in CBD more readily available, suggesting [...]

Half of British millennials prefer CBD over prescriptions for mental health

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Eos Scientific surveyed over 2,000 British adults to investigate whether people prefer using CBD over pharmaceutical medications to treat mental health They found that 38% of Brits prefer to use CBD, with 50% of millennials (18-34) responding that they prefer CBD 30% of the UK population would rather not talk to their doctor [...]

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 [...]

House of Lords criticises British Government for failing “desperate” medical cannabis patients

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, House of Lords, Legalisation, Mental Health, Mothers, Multiple Sclerosis, News, NHS, Opioids, Pain, Patient Stories, Police, Psychosis, Research, Seizures, Smoking, THC, UK|

Lords slammed the British Government for failing medical cannabis patients  Only four patients have received a prescription for medical cannabis  Some patients are forced to travel abroad for their prescriptions One Lord claimed “majority of terrorists” in the UK are heavy users of cannabis Members of the House of Lords slammed the British Government [...]

Multinational Cannabis firm to open first medical cannabis clinic in the Manchester, UK

By | March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Inflammation, Legalisation, Mental Health, Mothers, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, News, NHS, UK, UPA|

Clinics providing cannabinoid-based medications will open in the UK later this year They will be the first in the UK, expanding options for patients desperate to get medical cannabis prescriptions Only 4 patients in the UK have been granted private prescriptions in the UK, costing tens of thousands per yer Professor Mike Barnes [...]

“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 [...]