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 [...]

Cannabis and Blindness: Study offers hope to Retinitis Pigmentosa sufferers

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: eyesight, Glaucoma, Research, Retinitis Pigmentosa|

Recent studies have shown cannabinoids to have potential preventative effects of blindness in Retinitis Pigmentosa sufferers Anecdotal evidence also exists of blind patients temporarily regaining their sight after using medicinal marijuana Could cannabis really offer hope to the blind? Retinitis Pigmetosa (RP) is a rare, genetic disorder which involves a degeneration of cells [...]

New Study Finds Cannabis Reduces Chance of Obesity and Diabetes

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blood Pressure, Cannabis, Diabetes, Obesity, Research|

New research has found that rates of obesity and diabetes are a third lower in regular cannabis users than those who don’t use cannabis at all Despite consuming 600 more calories a day, regular cannabis users had lower BMI than non-cannabis users Could cannabis be the secret to staying thin? A new study [...]

Impact of legalisation: Cannabis legalisation lowers teenage use to 20-year low in America

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, News, Research, Teenagers|

Teen use of cannabis has dropped to lowest level since 1994 Adult use of recreational has increased Is legalisation the only way to prevent children from accessing cannabis? New data from the most recent report on cannabis use amongst teenagers may have just debunked the argument that legalising cannabis will lead to more [...]

Largest survey on CBD finds nearly half of users are able to stop taking traditional medications

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Depression, Featured Research, Inflammation, Legalisation, Migraines, News, Opiates, Opioids, Research|

Survey found that 42% of new CBD users were able to stop taking pharmaceutical medicines 80% of respondents found CBD to be "very or extremely effective" in treating conditions 55% of respondents were female Can CBD become the UK's main medicinal cannabis product? Evidence from the largest ever survey on CBD is suggesting [...]

New study finds no link between cannabis and psychosis

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Mental Health, Psychosis, Research|

Research from the U.K., Ireland and Denmark may have debunked one of the strongest arguments against cannabis The study found no increased risk for psychosis in cannabis users who abstain from other “drug use”   A new study, published in Drugs and Alcohol Today, has claimed that there is no increased risk for [...]

Is Medical Cannabis the Answer to Britain’s Growing Pharmaceutical Drug Crisis?

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mental Health, MMJ Stories, MS, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thousands of people overdose on pharmaceutical prescription drugs every year in the UK 1,195 people overdosed on legal pharmaceutical drugs in 2014 A leading pathologist recently called for prescription painkiller Tramadol to be upgraded to a Class A following hundreds of deaths relating to the drug Thousands of patients worldwide have been replacing [...]

Has this British University just Proven that Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells?

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, Featured Research, Interviews, News, Research, Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

New research confirms that cannabinoids can be effective in killing leukemia cells, particularly in combination with chemotherapy The study also found that cannabinoids are most effective when used after chemo treatment It also confirmed that cannabinoids possess anticancer properties on their own St. George’s University of London may have just proven that cannabis [...]