All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

For the few, not the many: Conservative MPs criminalise cannabis despite admitting use

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Conservative Party, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , |

One rule for them, another for us. As we draw closer to the election for the new Conservative Party leader, and for the honour of Prime Minister, more and more candidates are admitting they have used cannabis, a drug which they have continually criminalised. In a seemingly desperate attempt to seem relatable to [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]

Legalising medical cannabis leads to a 34% reduction on workplace deaths

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|

Fewer people are dying at work and it’s all thanks to medical cannabis. A study from 2018 found that States which legalised access to medical cannabis saw a 34% decrease in workplace deaths for adults aged 25-44. The researchers who conducted the study believe this is because workers are drinking less alcohol, and [...]

Study finds that medical cannabis improves brain function after three months

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research|

Can medical cannabis really improve the way your brain works? For many supporters of prohibition, cannabis use is often associated with a deterioration in mental abilities. Fuelled by Reefer Madness-era propaganda, the anti-cannabis lobby pushes the idea that just one use of cannabis could seriously damage your brain and the way it functions. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 study finds medical professionals lack knowledge and confidence around cannabis

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Research|

Pharmacists across the world claim they lack confidence and knowledge about cannabis In practice, pharmacists support the medicinal use of cannabis, but also express concerns 70% of pharmacists use self-directed online learning to inform their practice of prescribing cannabis due to lack of literature A new study has found that pharmacists across the [...]