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 [...]

New Survey: No Clear Evidence Cannabis causes Schizophrenia

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cannabis, Mental Health, News, Research|

Dr. Musa Sami is a British researcher at King’s College London Sami claims if cannabis caused psychosis increased rates of use would be reflected in more diagnoses Cannabis potency has increased since the 60s, yet rates of schizophrenia have stayed the same 2% of UK’s population regularly smoke cannabis (over 4 million people) [...]

New study finds CBD treats symptoms of psychosis

By | December 28th, 2017|Categories: CBD, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

New research suggests Cannabidiol (CBD) could be a powerful antipsychotic The clinical trial was conducted by researchers at King’s College University 220,000 people are being treated for schizophrenia in the UK by the NHS Results from the latest clinical trial on CBD found it has anti-psychotic properties and could be used in the [...]

Three game changing studies on medical cannabis

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Bone, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Featured Research, GW Pharma, Legalisation, Research, Research Reviews|

Words by Fergus Simpson With Cannabis now being legalised recreationally and/or medicinally in 29 states of America, and the district of Columbia, it is no surprise that there has been a whole lot more reputable research coming out onto the whiteboard. In Australia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Czech Republic, Canada, Croatia and Macedonia it is [...]

British Grandmother claims cannabis oil drastically reduced cancerous tumour

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, News, Patient Stories, Research, UK|

Lin Coxon refused chemotherapy for her cancer treatment, instead opting to use CBD oil Her case is now being studied by experts to see if cannabis can help prevent bad cells communicating Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical present in cannabis A British grandmother, and personal assistant to South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler, has claimed [...]

Could CBD help treat schizophrenia?

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, Schizophrenia|

Recent studies show cannabidiol (CBD) may have the potential to treat neurological conditions such as schizophrenia and Tourettes Researchers are now calling for a closer look at CBD and its potential for certain mental health conditions for which more 'traditional' treatments have failed CBD improved cognition and social interaction in rats 220,000 people [...]

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 [...]

Key Milestones in Medical Use of Cannabis: the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Featured Research, Research, Uncategorised|

“By using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance,” Raphael Mechoulam For anybody interested in the increasing use of cannabis to treat medical conditions, it is worth recalling some of the scientific events underpinning this situation. These events have not only [...]

Pharmaceutical Company Successfully Treats Symptoms of Autism with Cannabinoids

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Children, News, Pharmaceuticals, Research|

Zelda Therapeutics has demonstrated successful results from their observational trial on cannabinoid-based medicine in treating symptoms of autism in children 7% of treated patients showed significant general overall improvement Shares in the company rose by 8% after announcing successful results Zelda Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company specializing in medicinal cannabis, has announced successful results [...]