Ireland grants first medical cannabis license for chronic pain

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Charity, chronic pain, Epilepsy, Ireland, MS, News, Pain|

A license has been granted for medicinal cannabis for chronic pain sufferers for the first time in Ireland Chronic Pain Ireland was instrumental in securing chronic pain on the ailments medicinal cannabis can be prescribed for The measure has been approved on a temporary three-month basis Around 20% of Ireland’s population suffers from [...]

Devon cancer patient freed by judge after being caught growing medical cannabis

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Legalisation, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Pain, Prison, Terminal, UK|

A group of terminally ill patients formed a cannabis club to help provide pain relief Christopher Ostermeyer was handed a suspended sentence after a judge learned why they were growing the illegal herb Two of the club of four have passed away A group of cancer patients in Devon banded together to set [...]

Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die from opioid abuse in America every year According to new research, legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado has led to [...]

Can medical marijuana replace pharmaceutical pain medications?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Cannabis has been used medically to treat pain for centuries Latest study conducted on cannabis as a pain treatment found 97% of patients “strongly agreed” that they were able to decrease the number of opiates they consume when they also used cannabis Findings could pose serious risk to the future of pharmaceutical opioid-based [...]

Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to Britain’s Growing Pharmaceutical Drug Crisis?

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, MS, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of people overdose on pharmaceutical prescription drugs every year in the UK 1,195 people overdosed on legal pharmaceutical drugs in 2014 A leading pathologist recently called for prescription painkiller Tramadol to be upgraded to a Class A following hundreds of deaths relating to the drug Thousands of patients worldwide have been replacing [...]

Autism and Marijuana: Mother’s Battle for Whole Plant Research

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, ASD, Autism, Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Community, Doctors, Featured News, Israel, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, News, Pain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

She’s an Israeli mother of 3 boys, her oldest, Yuval, 23,  is severely Autistic and treated successfully with cannabis after years of agony. As an activist for years in promoting the rights and legislation for ASD Children and adults in Israel, Via ‘ALUT – the society for autistic children in Israel and [...]

Hazel: Mobility Issues and CBD Oil

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Pain, Patient Stories|

Ailment: Mobility Issues Ingestion Method: Orally, under the tongue Bio: I’m Hazel from Brighton. I was bitten by a tick in the groin about two years ago. I’m Hazel from Brighton. I was bitten by a tick in the groin about two years ago. After that I suffered depression for about a [...]

Steve – Cannabis and Pain

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Cannabis, Pain, Patient Stories|

Ailment: Pain Ingestion Method: Cream and Oil Bio: My name is Steve. I have been a painter/decorator and general builder for 35 years. In my younger years nothing troubled me at all, I’ve been healthy my whole life. But in the last 5-10 years through the repetitiveness of my work, my shoulder [...]

Study Indicates Cannabis Safer than Painkillers

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Pain|

Study Indicates Cannabis Safer than Painkillers Nearly two million Americans are addicted to painkillers, and 16,000 fatally overdosed in 2013. According to a press release Tuesday, researchers at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal found cannabis to be a safer approach to chronic pain. It's the first time cannabis has been studied for chronic pain [...]

Understanding your Body and its Relationship with Cannabis

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Pain|

My first position in health care was in a hospital Emergency room and Intensive Care Unit and then went on to do home care for the dying. During this time I was published in nursing and respiratory care journals on a subject I coined as “The Emotional Needs of Critical Care Patients.” I was asked [...]