New study to investigate if using cannabis for morning-sickness is safe for the baby

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Mothers, News, Pregnant, Research, THC, USA|

The University of Washington wants to find the impact of using cannabis while pregnant The number of pregnant women using cannabis to treat morning-sickness has nearly doubled in 7 years Previous studies looked at cannabis use in conjunction with other substances, “No one has looked at marijuana use exclusively” The University of Washington, [...]

Scottish mum launches new appeal to get young son legal access to “lifesaving medical cannabis”

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, THC, UK|

Cole Quarrell, 6, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Epidiolex, a CBD0only medication, initially helped Cole, but his condition quickly deteriorated Lisa, his mother, has launched a fresh appeal to get her son whole-plant medical cannabis Over 50 brave people and companies have offered to provide it for free, but Lisa wants to go through official [...]

Cannabis makes you stupid? Study finds women who use cannabis have higher childhood IQs

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Children, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Parent, Research, Teenagers, THC, UK, USA|

British researchers found children with higher IQs more likely to use cannabis, and other drugs, later in life Female children with high IQs are more likely to use cannabis than their male counterparts The findings were the same for children of all social classes Researchers believe high IQ children are more likely to [...]

Research shows cannabis actually motivates people to exercise

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Exercise, Health, News, Research, THC, USA|

Cannabis may help you exercise better for longer, according to new study Researchers in Colorado found those who use cannabis 1 hour before, or up to 4 hours after exercise, have a “better experience” A new study has found evidence that suggests using cannabis before or after exercising “improves” the experience while aiding [...]

Research suggests regular cannabis users may need more anaesthesia for surgery

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Doctors, Legalisation, News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, USA|

Cannabis users may need double the anaesthetic non-cannabis users do Researchers in Colorado studied 250 patients needing colonoscopies 10% were cannabis users Those 10% needed more than double anaesthetic the non-cannabis users did A new study from the US has found evidence that regular cannabis users may need more than twice the usual [...]

Washington State Senate approves proposal to allow medical cannabis use in schools

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, School, THC, USA, Washington|

Washington students may be able to use their medical cannabis in school Parents would be allowed to administer the cannabis instead of nurses Smoking cannabis will be strictly prohibited, as well as products high in THC Some parents are opposed to the proposal, insisting the right to administer safe medication should lie in [...]

British Police told to adopt sensible, science-backed approach to cannabis

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Legalisation, News, THC, UK|

Police in the UK have been told to use a softer approach for cannabis users The announcement was made by the National Police Chief’s Council Ultimately, the decision to pursue prosecution for cannabis users lies with individual Chief constables Evidence suggests that treatment, rather than punishment, “results in best outcome for both user [...]

Cannabis has been partially decriminalised in Israel

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Decriminalisation, Israel, News, THC|

Israel has decriminalised cannabis, making it a civil, rather than criminal offence Personal use at home is now completely decriminalised Fines for public possession and use have been reduced “Personal use” is defined as up to 15 grams Cannabis has been decriminalised, at least partially, in Israel. A law which was voted on [...]

Seth Rogen joins Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong by launching cannabis company

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: Canada, Celebrities, Dispensaries, Legalisation, News, THC, USA|

The team behind ‘Pineapple Express’ have launched their own cannabis company Based in Vancouver, Houseplant, will sell a range of cannabis products across Canada Houseplant have created three original strains for their launch Other celebrity stoners who have their own cannabis companies include Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong and Snoop Dogg Seth Rogan has [...]

Australia launches world’s first clinical trial investigating medical cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, Tourette's|

Researchers at the University of Sydney have launched a clinical trial investigating cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s The study will examine whether THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and severity of tics for Tourette’s sufferers Cannabis will be supplied by the Lambert Initiative Up to 106,000 people between 5 - [...]