All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

British man who suffers severe epilepsy claims medical cannabis helps him live a normal life

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Luke O’Donnell illegally treats his epilepsy with a medical cannabis oil Prior to cannabis, Luke was house-bound through fear of suffering a seizure in public Now the 25-year-old is employed and living a more full life Luke now campaigns for wider access to regulated medical cannabis products for patients in similar situations  A [...]

Medical cannabis campaigners “outraged” by lack of CBD prescriptions granted by NHS

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK, UPA|

Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS since medical cannabis was legalised Campaigners are “shocked and horrified” at lack of availability for desperate patients The only CBD medication available on the NHS is Epidolex, produced by GW Pharmaceutical Theresa May’s husband, Phillip, is GW’s majority shareholder Despite medical cannabis being [...]

British Parents March on Westminster demanding access to medicinal cannabis for daughter

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Indie-Rose, 4, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, experiencing up to 70 seizures a month before medical cannabis Now she only has between 0-7 a month Her parents illegally bring cannabis oil from Holland every month, costing £1,500 per month Now they are marching on Westminster to demand legal, NHS-funded, access The parents of a [...]

University of Colorado to pay volunteers to get high and “drive”

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Colorado, Driving, Legalisation, News, Research, UK, USA|

Researchers at University of Colorado are looking for volunteers to get high and “drive” Volunteers will be paid $140 for two trips to the Uni Once high, volunteers will have their reaction times and attention tested on an iPad Researchers hope this study can help police and employers better understand how THC impacts [...]

Study finds legalising medicinal cannabis reduces traffic fatalities by “nearly 9 percent”

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Driving, News, Research|

States which legalised medical cannabis saw “traffic fatalities by 9%” Legalising medical cannabis is also associated with “decreased beer sales” One study even found that “low concentrations of THC do not increase the rate of accidents, and may even decrease them” One of the leading arguments against legalising cannabis, even for medicinal use, [...]

Study finds that long-term cannabis users are physically healthier than non-cannabis users

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: GW Pharmaceutical, Inflammation, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Obesity, Research, Teenagers, THC, USA, Weight Loss|

1,037 New Zealanders were studied over 38 year period Researchers found cannabis users have superior metabolic health than non-cannabis users The only negative effect cannabis has on the physical body is in the teeth A study has found evidence that cannabis doesn’t harm the human body, even with long-term use. Researchers at Arizona [...]

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 [...]

Decoding the Secrets of the Endocannabinoid System

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Israel, News, Research, THC, UK|Tags: |

There is currently a debate in the UK there on the impact of medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Though this discussion is important, it is overlooking the real medical marvel that is the endocannabinoid system and the significant therapeutic potential that the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) offers. Prior to the synthesis and identification of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) [...]

Australian Researchers Find CBD Curbs Methamphetamine Addiction in Rats

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain|

Australian researchers found evidence CBD can help meth addicts 32 lab rats addicted to meth were treated with CBD Researchers noted "cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the motivation to seek and consume methamphetamine."  A study from Australia have found promising evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD) could have the potential to be used in treatments for [...]

American Senator who “smoked a joint” to help treat cancer supports Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Grow Your Own, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Seizures, Smoking, THC, USA|

Republican Senator, Dan Seum, smoked cannabis to help him through chemotherapy Seum is backing a bill which would legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes in Kentucky Seum’s own granddaughter “partakes” in medical cannabis for her epilepsy The bill could allow low-income patients to grow cannabis at home One of the Bill’s backers, Senator Nemes, [...]