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 [...]

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 - [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

House of Lords criticises British Government for failing “desperate” medical cannabis patients

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, House of Lords, Legalisation, Mental Health, Mothers, Multiple Sclerosis, News, NHS, Opioids, Pain, Patient Stories, Police, Psychosis, Research, Seizures, Smoking, THC, UK|

Lords slammed the British Government for failing medical cannabis patients  Only four patients have received a prescription for medical cannabis  Some patients are forced to travel abroad for their prescriptions One Lord claimed “majority of terrorists” in the UK are heavy users of cannabis Members of the House of Lords slammed the British Government [...]

Australian researchers launch world’s first clinical trial to treat brain cancer with medical cannabis

By | March 4th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Chemotherapy, Doctors, Endocannabinoids, News, Research, THC|

Researchers in Australia became first in world to investigate THC as brain cancer treatment in a clinical trial Brain cancers have some of the lowest survival rates Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of malignant brain tumour in the UK Over 2,000 are diagnosed with GBM each year in England Research started [...]

Document shows cannabis corporations may have influenced New York Governor against Grow Your Own

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Business, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Dispensaries, Grow Your Own, Home Cultivation, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Police, Prison, THC, USA|

Cannabis corporations are trying to influence recreational cannabis policies NYMCIA want home cultivation of cannabis banned in New York State Activists reject NYMCIA’s claims that they are anti-home cultivation on grounds of public safety and “fears” NY could lose out on taxes Grow Your Own (GYO) is one of the most significant goals [...]

Irish Father avoids jail after growing medical cannabis for his epileptic son

By | February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Featured, Featured News, Ireland, MMJ Stories, News, Parent, Patient Stories, THC|

An Irish father escaped jail despite being found with 16 cannabis plants Derek White grew the plants for his Crohn's and his son’s Autism The plants were a high CBD low THC strain This is the first time an Irish court has recognised medicinal use as a defence An Irish father who grew [...]