All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

British man faces death penalty in Bali after receiving cannabis oil in post

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Arrested, Bali, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, News|

An unnamed British man, was arrested after receiving a package containing cannabis oil from an address in Thailand The oil reportedly only contains CBD He is one of five people accused by Indonesian police of smuggling They all could face execution A British man could face the death penalty on drug trafficking charges [...]

Irish Cannabis Refugees: Mother forced to travel to Barcelona for epileptic son’s medicinal cannabis

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Epilepsy, Ireland, Mothers, News, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Michael O’Neil, 2, is diagnosed with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy, suffering up to 20 seizures a day Michael has been prescribed 10 pharmaceutical medications, all of which have failed His mother, Noreen, is now being forced to travel to Europe to obtain medical cannabis Noreen has already previously had THC medication from Barcelona confiscated [...]

Severely epileptic girl first to be prescribed medical cannabis but still cannot acquire in the UK

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, Legalisation, News, UK|

Jorja Emerson is believed to be the first child prescribed medical cannabis in the UK since the law changed The 2-year-old has a severe form of epilepsy, suffering up to 30 seizures a day The private prescription would cost around £3,000 every 3 months The family from Ireland would have to travel to [...]

Luxembourg to become first European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, Luxembourg, News|

Coalition parties have confirmed that cannabis will be legal for recreational use in Luxembourg Only residents will be able to legally purchase Decision comes after a petition gained enough names to be discussed in Parliament More details are expected to be announced next week Luxembourg is to become the first country in Europe [...]

Medical cannabis legalised in Greece: country’s first medical cannabis licenses granted

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Greece, Legalisation, News|

Medical cannabis products will finally be available to Two licences have already been granted with a further 12 to be issued by the end of 2018 Millions of Euros are to be invested by pharmaceutical companies in Greece 770 new jobs are expected to be created with this foreign investment Medical cannabis will [...]

Irish Mother who campaigned to legalise medical cannabis to stand for election

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Ireland, Legalisation, News|

Yvonne Cahalane’s son, Tristan, was first child in Ireland to be given a medical cannabis license Tristan suffers from severe epilepsy, suffering up to 20 seizures a day before medical cannabis Yvonne will stand as a Fine Gael candidate for West Cork in the local elections next week An Irish mother who’s tireless [...]

UK Charity launches medical cannabis oil trial to help treat rare skin condition

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Charity, chronic pain, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK|

A trial has been launched to see if cannabis can help treat Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which causes the skin to easily blister and tear The study will take place in the Netherlands, where cannabis research laws are less restrictive EB affects more than 5,000 people in the UK, causing pain and itching, with [...]

Could South Korea become the first Asian country to legalise medical cannabis?

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, South Korea, Uncategorised|

The Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs has passed the preliminary stage in South Korea’s National Assembly The Act will permit citizens to be prescribed medical cannabis for epilepsy, cancer and HIV/AIDs Foreign citizens will now be allowed to import approved cannabinoid-based products if there are no alternatives. Cultivation and importation of [...]

British Police successfully prosecute cannabis grower for first time using drone footage

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Crime, Gadgets, News, Police, UK|

Police are now able to find cannabis grows using infrared cameras attached to drones Mark Lovell, 54, is the first person prosecuted using drone footage Lincolnshire Police have 10 drone operators on their payroll With more and more cuts to police funding, is this the best use of police time?   In the [...]

Medical cannabis could be available on prescription to UK patients “within a month”

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Doctors, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Smoking, THC, UK, Uncategorised|

Medical cannabis could be available on prescription in the UK within a month Cannabinoid medications have previously only been available on a case by case basis, reserved for “exceptional circumstances” Patients will no longer be forced to try other drugs before using cannabinoid treatments Medical cannabis could be available to patients in the [...]