Scottish mum launches new appeal to get young son legal access to “lifesaving medical cannabis”

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, THC, UK|

Cole Quarrell, 6, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Epidiolex, a CBD0only medication, initially helped Cole, but his condition quickly deteriorated Lisa, his mother, has launched a fresh appeal to get her son whole-plant medical cannabis Over 50 brave people and companies have offered to provide it for free, but Lisa wants to go through official [...]

Half of British millennials prefer CBD over prescriptions for mental health

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Eos Scientific surveyed over 2,000 British adults to investigate whether people prefer using CBD over pharmaceutical medications to treat mental health They found that 38% of Brits prefer to use CBD, with 50% of millennials (18-34) responding that they prefer CBD 30% of the UK population would rather not talk to their doctor [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]