All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

Welsh cancer patient: “The Government is forcing me to break the law or die”

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Welsh dad, Phil James, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 He initially vaped CBD Indica to treat the tumour, seeing initial success After tumour returned in Feb  2019, Phil began using cannabis oil containing THC The father of one is now “forced to break the law or die” due to the Government’s [...]

New research finds more evidence medical cannabis may reduce seizures in epileptic children

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News, Research, USA|

According to a phase 3 study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019, taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol cut seizure rates nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy. This is called Dravet syndrome, which starts in infancy, and can lead to [...]

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, PTSD, Research, UK, USA|

Multiple studies have found strong evidence that cannabis can help treat PTSD Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, prevent nightmares Cannabinoids also prevent the retrieval of the underlying trauma PTSD diagnoses among UK military personnel rose by 2% in a decade With more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis comes a greater understanding of [...]

CBD and sleep: Research shows CBD can be used safely to treat insomnia and anxiety

By | April 29th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Insomnia, News, Psychosis, Sleep|

300,000 Brits are currently using CBD Anxiety and insomnia are two popular medical conditions CBD is used to treat American researchers have new evidence to support the use of CBD to treat both anxiety and insomnia 79.2% of patients with anxiety and 66.7% of patients with sleep issues experienced an improvement Cannabidiol (CBD) [...]

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 [...]

The science behind why cannabis oil helps treat seizures

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Fact File, Mothers, News, UK|

CBD has become world famous for its anti-seizure properties Children suffering life-threatening epilepsy have seen amazing results since starting CBD treatment Here we explain some of the basic science behind this beautiful process There’s has been a huge increase in the interest into medical cannabis over the past year. The nation’s media has [...]

Welsh police boss, Arfon Jones, calls for regulation of cannabis and home growing to stop drug gangs

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Arrested, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Grow Your Own, growing, Home Cultivation, Home Grow, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, PCC, Police, UK, Wales|

Afron Jones, PCC for North Wales, has called for the regulation of cannabis to stop rise in criminal gangs The police chief also called for people to start growing cannabis at home “They're not harming anybody else and there is no reason why they should be punished through the criminal justice system.” Arfon [...]

Research suggests regular cannabis users may need more anaesthesia for surgery

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Doctors, Legalisation, News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, USA|

Cannabis users may need double the anaesthetic non-cannabis users do Researchers in Colorado studied 250 patients needing colonoscopies 10% were cannabis users Those 10% needed more than double anaesthetic the non-cannabis users did A new study from the US has found evidence that regular cannabis users may need more than twice the usual [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]