New study finds that CBD can be effective in treating heroin addiction

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

American researchers have found more evidence that CBD can be used to help treat addiction to heroin Addicts given CBD were 2-3 times less likely to exhibit cravings for heroin than those given placebos Anxiety and stress levels were also significantly lower in those who were given CBD A new study has found [...]

New survey finds a third of New Zealanders want legal access to medical cannabis

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Patients, Research|

Nearly a third of New Zealanders will try medical cannabis when it is legalised next year However, nearly half said they are either “most unlikely” or “definitely’ not going to try medical cannabis 89% of medical professionals would prescribe medical cannabis products   Professor Mike Barnes will be brought to NZ to help [...]

New study to investigate if using cannabis for morning-sickness is safe for the baby

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Mothers, News, Pregnant, Research, THC, USA|

The University of Washington wants to find the impact of using cannabis while pregnant The number of pregnant women using cannabis to treat morning-sickness has nearly doubled in 7 years Previous studies looked at cannabis use in conjunction with other substances, “No one has looked at marijuana use exclusively” The University of Washington, [...]

New study finds medical professionals lack knowledge and confidence around cannabis

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Research|

Pharmacists across the world claim they lack confidence and knowledge about cannabis In practice, pharmacists support the medicinal use of cannabis, but also express concerns 70% of pharmacists use self-directed online learning to inform their practice of prescribing cannabis due to lack of literature A new study has found that pharmacists across the [...]

Welsh cancer patient: “The Government is forcing me to break the law or die”

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Welsh dad, Phil James, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 He initially vaped CBD Indica to treat the tumour, seeing initial success After tumour returned in Feb  2019, Phil began using cannabis oil containing THC The father of one is now “forced to break the law or die” due to the Government’s [...]

Advisory body on drug misuse to provide framework on medical cannabis by end of 2019

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Doctors, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs [ACMD] will provide a working framework for medical cannabis in the UK by 2020 Roger Knaggs, the ACMD’s newest appointee, believes there is not enough evidence to confirm the efficacy of cannabis as a medicine Knagss claims that British medical professionals need more evidence before [...]

New research finds more evidence medical cannabis may reduce seizures in epileptic children

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News, Research, USA|

According to a phase 3 study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019, taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol cut seizure rates nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy. This is called Dravet syndrome, which starts in infancy, and can lead to [...]

Harvard and MIT receive $9 million donation to study medical cannabis

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

Harvard and MIT’s medical schools have received $4.5m each to research cannabis Bob Broderic, shareholder in Tweed Marijuana Inc. and Aphria Inc, made the donation Broderic hopes the research will change negative perceptions on cannabis Broderic’s $9m gift is largest single donation any US Universities have received to research cannabis Two American universities, [...]

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, PTSD, Research, UK, USA|

Multiple studies have found strong evidence that cannabis can help treat PTSD Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, prevent nightmares Cannabinoids also prevent the retrieval of the underlying trauma PTSD diagnoses among UK military personnel rose by 2% in a decade With more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis comes a greater understanding of [...]

Cannabis makes you stupid? Study finds women who use cannabis have higher childhood IQs

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Children, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Parent, Research, Teenagers, THC, UK, USA|

British researchers found children with higher IQs more likely to use cannabis, and other drugs, later in life Female children with high IQs are more likely to use cannabis than their male counterparts The findings were the same for children of all social classes Researchers believe high IQ children are more likely to [...]