Conservative-funded survey finds half of British public now support legalising recreational cannabis

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Poll, Research, UK|

A Conservative-funded YouGov poll has found nearly half of British adults now support the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG), which commissioned the poll, surveyed 1,690 people on their views relating to the cannabis, finding “clear and growing appetite” for a more liberal approach to drug policy in the UK. [...]

New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

Survey finds medical cannabis helps relieve pain in over 90% of arthritis patients

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Arthritis, Cannabis, CBD, News, Patients, Research|

A new study has found anecdotal evidence that medical cannabis, including CBD, is helping relieve pain in arthritis sufferers. CreakyJoints, a part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 arthritis patients to “delve deeper into their usage of cannabis and CBD.” In research presented at the 2019 [...]

Study finds 73% of Colorado cancer doctors see cannabis as medicine, but over half still ‘uncomfortable’ prescribing it

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Colorado, News, Research, USA|

Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that while the vast majority of cancer doctors view medical cannabis as a ‘beneficial’ treatment for cancer patients, they are still uncomfortable prescribing it due to a lack of education and training on cannabis. The new survey, from the University of Colorado Cancer Centre, questioned [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]

Study finds that medical cannabis improves brain function after three months

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research|

Can medical cannabis really improve the way your brain works? For many supporters of prohibition, cannabis use is often associated with a deterioration in mental abilities. Fuelled by Reefer Madness-era propaganda, the anti-cannabis lobby pushes the idea that just one use of cannabis could seriously damage your brain and the way it functions. [...]

New study finds that decriminalising cannabis reduces serious injuries from domestic violence

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Decriminalisation, Mental Health, News, Research, USA, Violence, Women|

Researchers in the US have found evidence decriminalising cannabis reduces severity of domestic abuse attacks Decriminalisation reduced domestic assaults involving serious injuries by 22.5% Serious domestic assaults involving offender alcohol intoxication were reduced by 40.7% The number of serious domestic assaults involving weapons also went down by 23.1%. A new study from the [...]

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 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 [...]