All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

Scotland could be getting its first legal cannabis farm

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Farm, Legalisation, News, Research, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Plans to open Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm have been announced. Australian firm LeafCann has opened a discussion with North Ayrshire Council about opening a potential farm in Irvine. A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council offered a coy statement about the potential of hosting Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm “We are aware of [...]

Survey finds medical cannabis helps relieve pain in over 90% of arthritis patients

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Arthritis, Cannabis, CBD, News, Patients, Research|

A new study has found anecdotal evidence that medical cannabis, including CBD, is helping relieve pain in arthritis sufferers. CreakyJoints, a part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 arthritis patients to “delve deeper into their usage of cannabis and CBD.” In research presented at the 2019 [...]

First private medical cannabis clinic to open in London, promising faster access for patients

By | June 18th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Patients, Prescriptions, Private Clinics, UK|

London is about to get its first private medical cannabis clinic. The Medical Cannabis Clinics - London will be the second private clinic in the UK offering medical cannabis to its patients. European Cannabis Holdings Medical (ECH) opened its first clinic in the UK in Manchester (The Beeches) in March this year, marking [...]

British Home Office returns epileptic girl’s seized medical cannabis to mother

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, UK|

A British mother who had medical cannabis seized by Border Force officials has had the “life-changing” medication returned to her following an exhausting ordeal. Tegan Appleby, 9, suffers a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy. Conventional medications have failed to help ease Tegan’s suffering. Despite doctor’s best efforts to control her seizures with ‘Government [...]

Study finds 73% of Colorado cancer doctors see cannabis as medicine, but over half still ‘uncomfortable’ prescribing it

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Colorado, News, Research, USA|

Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that while the vast majority of cancer doctors view medical cannabis as a ‘beneficial’ treatment for cancer patients, they are still uncomfortable prescribing it due to a lack of education and training on cannabis. The new survey, from the University of Colorado Cancer Centre, questioned [...]

Nevada becomes first state to ban pre-employment cannabis tests

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Employment, Legalisation, Nevada, News, Urine Test, USA|

Imagine going for an interview for your dream job. You pass all the preliminary rounds with flying colours, it looks certain you will be offered the position. Everything is going great, until you are asked to pee in a cup to test for alcohol. Alcohol is legal, but employers are still refusing to [...]

Australia launches first medicinal cannabis trial for veterans with PTSD

By | June 12th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

Researchers are seeking 300 people to take part in the national trial, which has attracted attention from the veteran community The Australian Defence Force reports about 8.3% of its members have experienced PTSD in the past 12 months In 2018, “at least 23 British military sufferers of PTSD have died in suspected suicides.” Australia [...]

Cannabis club makes official bid to make drug legally available in Leicester

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Club, News, UK|

A Cannabis Club in the UK is trying to obtain a license to sell legal medical cannabis to its members. Leicester Cannabis Club (LCC), founded in 2018, has requested a cannabis license from the Home Secretary Sajid Javid for the second time. Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, but [...]

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 [...]

British mother has epileptic daughter’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport for second time

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Children, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, UK|

A British mother has had her daughter’s legal medical cannabis prescription confiscated at an airport for the second time. Emma Appleby, mother of severely epileptic Teagn, had travelled to the Netherlands with Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi, to pick up a private prescription for medical cannabis. Despite having the legal prescription, police confiscated Emma’s [...]