New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

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 [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]

Doctors admit CBD may have caused a lung cancer patient’s tumour to HALF IN THREE MONTHS

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Featured, Featured News, Lungs, News, NHS, Pain, Patient Stories, Research, Smoking, UK|

Scans from a British cancer patient show CBD halved cancer cells in lung 81-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent refused chemotherapy, using CBD instead Doctors say that more work is needed into CBD as a treatment for cancer Scans from an 81-year old lung cancer patient have provided more evidence that cannabinoids have the potential to [...]

House of Lords criticises British Government for failing “desperate” medical cannabis patients

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, House of Lords, Legalisation, Mental Health, Mothers, Multiple Sclerosis, News, NHS, Opioids, Pain, Patient Stories, Police, Psychosis, Research, Seizures, Smoking, THC, UK|

Lords slammed the British Government for failing medical cannabis patients  Only four patients have received a prescription for medical cannabis  Some patients are forced to travel abroad for their prescriptions One Lord claimed “majority of terrorists” in the UK are heavy users of cannabis Members of the House of Lords slammed the British Government [...]

Exclusive: Meet the Brazilian who legally provides 1000s of children with medical cannabis

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Brazil, Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Charity, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Featured News, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, THC, Uncategorised|

The ABRACE Foundation (Associação Brasileira de Apoio Cannabis Esperança) in Brazil supplies over 1000 patients with medical cannabis every day. In 2016, the foundation was given legal permission to continue producing, extracting and providing medical cannabis. This “medical cannabis” is not GMP certified and has not been produced by GW, Tilray or any [...]

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 [...]

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

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Legalisation, MS, News, Opioids, Pain, Seizures, Smoking, THC, UK|

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 [...]

Hero Scottish Mother risks jail to treat dying cancer-stricken daughter with medical cannabis

By | April 11th, 2018|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Children, Interviews, Mothers, News, Pain, UK|

Sandra Munford, 53, risks everything for her eldest daughter, Kate Kate, 21, has had four major operations in the battle against a brain tumour Sandra spends £1,300 a month importing cannabis capsules from Canada Sandra now wants a change in the law to make cannabis products for medical purposes legal A brave Scottish [...]

Two new studies find opioid use lower in US states with legal cannabis

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, chronic pain, Dispensaries, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research|

Two new studies found opioid use is lower when patients have access to cannabis Legalisation of medical cannabis led to a 6% drop in opioid prescriptions to Medicaid patients Legal recreational use led to additional 6% decrease: more access to cannabis = less chance of opioid addiction 64,000 people died due to opioid [...]