MPs told that Pharmaceutical Industry should be funding trials for medical cannabis, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, NHS, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK|

Britain’s chief medical officer (CMO), Dame Sally Davies, has told MPs that the pharmaceutical industry must begin funding randomised controlled trials for medical cannabis as soon as possible. Speaking to the Health and Social Select Committee on Wednesday, Dame Sally believes funding from the pharmaceutical industry is essential for improving access to medical [...]

MPs told that Pharmaceutical Industry should be funding medical cannabis trials, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Seizures, THC, UK|

The UK Government currently provides the funding for clinical trials on medical cannabis England’s chief medical officer told MPs that the private sector should be paying their fair share Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS so far Only patients with a private prescription have been able to acquire medical [...]

Medical cannabis campaigners “outraged” by lack of CBD prescriptions granted by NHS

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, UK, UPA|

Only 80 patients have been prescribed CBD on the NHS since medical cannabis was legalised Campaigners are “shocked and horrified” at lack of availability for desperate patients The only CBD medication available on the NHS is Epidolex, produced by GW Pharmaceutical Theresa May’s husband, Phillip, is GW’s majority shareholder Despite medical cannabis being [...]

American Senator who “smoked a joint” to help treat cancer supports Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Grow Your Own, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Seizures, Smoking, THC, USA|

Republican Senator, Dan Seum, smoked cannabis to help him through chemotherapy Seum is backing a bill which would legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes in Kentucky Seum’s own granddaughter “partakes” in medical cannabis for her epilepsy The bill could allow low-income patients to grow cannabis at home One of the Bill’s backers, Senator Nemes, [...]

40% of American patients ditch other pharmaceutical prescription drugs for medical cannabis

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Research, USA|

Over 2.1 million Americans have legal medical cannabis prescriptions A new University of Michigan study found that the 44% of respondent quit another drug altogether for cannabis 38% reduced the amount of a different drug they were taking Nearly one-third of medical cannabis patients don't tell their doctor of their cannabis use Yet [...]

Canadian cannabis producer plans to bring down cost of CBD oil by nearly 100%

By | December 31st, 2018|Categories: Africa, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, growing, News, Pharmaceuticals, Research|

InstaDose Pharma (IDP) is one of Canada’s largest cannabis producers CBD oil currently costs £2,188 per litre IDP plan to sell their CBD oil for £80 per litre IDP own 10,000 hectares of production land in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Canadian cannabis producer, InstaDose Pharma (IDP), plan on bringing down the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Emmerdale’s Leah Bracknell reveals she is using cannabis oil to treat her terminal lung cancer

By | October 7th, 2018|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Daily Mail, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, Lungs, Mothers, News, Opioids, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell was diagnosed with terminal stage four lung cancer in 2016 Bracknell believes cannabis is to thank for slowing down the progress of her illness The actress has pleaded with the Tory Government to legalise cannabis for medical purposes With more and more celebrities revealing they are saving their own [...]