Australian researchers find evidence that medical cannabis is effective treatment for “cannabis dependancy”

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

A new clinical trial has found evidence that medical cannabis may have the potential to help treat dependancy on cannabis while minimising the rate of relapse. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Sydney treated 128 ‘cannabis addicted’ participants with Nabiximols (Sativex) to “examine the safety and efficacy [...]

British politician claims UK trials will no longer be needed for licensing medical cannabis products

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told MPs that medical cannabis will no longer need to be tested via randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK in order to be licensed. Medical cannabis products will now be able to be licensed if evidence for their efficacy for certain medical conditions already exists. For example, [...]

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. [...]

A new study has found the best way to prevent children accessing cannabis is to legalise its recreational use

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, Research, UK, USA|

One of the most common arguments used against legalising cannabis is that it would make it easier to access for children. A new study from America, however, has found that legalising recreational cannabis actually leads to a decline in use among teenagers, offering a serious challenge to the prohibition on cannabis. Researchers at [...]

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 [...]

Majority of Londoners want UK Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

A new poll has found that the majority of Londoners support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. The survey, commissioned by Volteface for the Evening Standard and conducted by Survation, highlights just how unpopular current cannabis laws are in the UK. The survey asked Londoners: “Do you support or oppose the regulation [...]

Researchers implore hospice staff to educate staff on medical cannabis

By | June 28th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Hospice, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new survey from the US has found that the vast majority of hospice staff in America support the use of medical cannabis for their patients. A survey asking 310 hospice clinicians and administrators in 40 states for their views on medical cannabis in hospice care has found that more than 91% of [...]

Australian research shows CBD has potential to be powerful new antibiotic

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Antibacterial, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

New research has found that cannabis could revolutionise the way we treat bacterial skin infections. Australian researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have discovered that CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis, is active against the bacteria responsible for many serious infections such as golden staph and pneumonia, [...]

Australia launches world’s first clinical trial for CBD toothpaste and mouthwash

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, Mouth, News, oral hygiene, Research, Teeth & Gums, Uncategorised|

Roll up, roll up, come and get your CBD… toothpaste? In 2019 it is becoming almost impossible to avoid the barrage of CBD-infused products lining shops along the high street. Impression Healthcare is taking the CBD industry to its next logical conclusion: infusing CBD into our oral hygiene routine. Impression has announced it [...]

Scotland could be getting its first legal cannabis farm

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Farm, Legalisation, News, Research, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Plans to open Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm have been announced. Australian firm LeafCann has opened a discussion with North Ayrshire Council about opening a potential farm in Irvine. A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council offered a coy statement about the potential of hosting Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm “We are aware of [...]