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 trials for medical cannabis, not the public sector

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, NHS, Research, 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 [...]

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 [...]

University of Colorado to pay volunteers to get high and “drive”

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Colorado, Driving, Legalisation, News, Research, UK, USA|

Researchers at University of Colorado are looking for volunteers to get high and “drive” Volunteers will be paid $140 for two trips to the Uni Once high, volunteers will have their reaction times and attention tested on an iPad Researchers hope this study can help police and employers better understand how THC impacts [...]

Study finds legalising medicinal cannabis reduces traffic fatalities by “nearly 9 percent”

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Driving, News, Research|

States which legalised medical cannabis saw “traffic fatalities by 9%” Legalising medical cannabis is also associated with “decreased beer sales” One study even found that “low concentrations of THC do not increase the rate of accidents, and may even decrease them” One of the leading arguments against legalising cannabis, even for medicinal use, [...]

Study finds that long-term cannabis users are physically healthier than non-cannabis users

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: GW Pharmaceutical, Inflammation, Legalisation, New Zealand, News, Obesity, Research, Teenagers, THC, USA, Weight Loss|

1,037 New Zealanders were studied over 38 year period Researchers found cannabis users have superior metabolic health than non-cannabis users The only negative effect cannabis has on the physical body is in the teeth A study has found evidence that cannabis doesn’t harm the human body, even with long-term use. Researchers at Arizona [...]

Israeli Researchers find link between Endocannabinoid deficiency and Autism disorders

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Israel, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, Seizures, UK|

Israeli Researchers find link between low levels of endocannabinoids and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) They believe CBD may help raise levels of endocannabinoids Parents are taking control of their children’s ASD treatment plans, adding legal CBD products Groups like “CBDs of Autism” are helping guide parents of ASD children new to CBD Researchers [...]

Decoding the Secrets of the Endocannabinoid System

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Israel, News, Research, THC, UK|Tags: |

There is currently a debate in the UK there on the impact of medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Though this discussion is important, it is overlooking the real medical marvel that is the endocannabinoid system and the significant therapeutic potential that the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) offers. Prior to the synthesis and identification of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) [...]

Research finds THC more effective than CBD for treating pain

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Edibles, News, Research, THC, USA|

Researchers in the USA claim different levels of THC more important in treating chronic pain than CBD Over 3,000 patients self-reported their medical cannabis experience were surveyed “THC generates measurable improvements in symptom relief.” A new study has found evidence that THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, is more effective than CBD for [...]