British Company gets first legal license to grow medical cannabis on Guernsey 

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Featured News, Guernsey, Interviews, News, THC, UK|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Original Alternative has secured permission to start growing cannabis, not hemp, on the island of Guernsey Plants and cannabis products can have as high as 3% THC on Guernsey Mainland customers will not be able to purchase THC containing oils “Guernsey has opened up a world of opportunities for us.” Guernsey’s Government [...]

Uruguayan cannabis companies to begin exporting to other countries

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, GW Pharmaceutical, Legalisation, News, THC, Uruguay|

Uruguay legalised cannabis in December 2013 Citizens can legally purchase, use and grow cannabis at home The country now hopes to become a world leader in medical cannabis exports Uruguay rewrote history in 2013 when the country became the first to fully legalise cannabis for recreational use for all citizens. Citizens and legal [...]

Chronic pain most commonly prescribed condition for medical cannabis in US

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, chronic pain, News, Research, THC, USA|

Two-thirds of medical cannabis patients in the US use it for chronic pain 85.5% of all patient-reported qualifying conditions had substantial evidence of therapeutic efficacy Around 28 million adults in the UK are living with chonic pain that has lasted for three months or longer A new study has revealed that nearly two-thirds of American [...]

Research shows medical cannabis has potential to alleviate symptoms in autistic children

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: ASD, Autism, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Israel, News, Research, Seizures, THC, Uncategorised|

Researchers for Tikun Olam found medical cannabis can treat Autism symptoms in children 30% of patients studied reported a significant improvement in quality of life 34.3% reduced use of other medications Majority of patients were treated with a 20:1 CBD:THC tincture Autism affects 2.3 million families in the UK Treating autism spectral disorders (ASD), [...]

We Need You! Have your views on cannabis heard by British Government

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Featured, How To, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee is requesting the public to submit written applications to help inform their debate on the future of medical cannabis policies. This is your opportunity as a patient to have your voice heard by those who are responsible for drug policy in the UK. This is your chance to get your personal [...]

World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends world governments reclassify cannabis

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, News, Research, THC, WHO|

Experts at the United Nations will recommend cannabis and THC are rescheduled under international drug treaties Cannabis and THC are currently Schedule IV, the most restricted schedule WHO recommends cannabis is moved to Schedule 1, the lowest schedule The UN body also intends to remind governments that CBD is “not under international control [...]

Research finds patients build a tolerance to CBD-isolated medicines

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Interviews, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, THC, UK, Uncategorised|

Research has shown patients build tolerances to CBD-isolated medicines Evidence suggests THC could potentially reduce resistance Using different strains may also help reduce CBD tolerance levels Medical cannabis was partially legalised in the UK in late 2018., but few patients have managed to obtain legal prescriptions. Among those lucky few who do have [...]

Scottish Child One of Ten Wins Victory to be prescribed Medical Cannabis Oil

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Scottish child, Cole Thomson, is set to be one of 10 children to receive a prescription for Epidolex Cole suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Up to 7000 children in Scotland have been diagnosed with epilepsy The East Kilbride News revealed yesterday that Cole Thomson, 6, will be one of only 10 children in Scotland to [...]

British mother fears severely epileptic son will die after hospital blocks its own consultant prescribing medicinal cannabis

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Seizures, THC, UK|

Ben Griffiths, 9, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy and cerebral palsy, experiencing up to 300 seizures a day In October he was prescribed Epidiolex, but Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is preventing it being administered His mother believes the decision is putting her son at serious risk of permanent disability A British mother has condemned Alder Hey Children’s [...]

MPs criticise NHS over failure to prescribe medical cannabis

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Children, Featured, Featured News, Legalisation, News, NHS, Parent, THC, UK|

MPs have condemned the British Government for failing to provide medical cannabis to desperate patients Patients currently must have costly, private prescriptions in order to access legal medical cannabis Jorja Emerson’s family has to pay almost £10,000 a year (£833.75 per month) for her medical cannabis prescription for intractable epilepsy MPs have condemned [...]