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 [...]

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 [...]

British man who suffers severe epilepsy claims medical cannabis helps him live a normal life

By | March 21st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Luke O’Donnell illegally treats his epilepsy with a medical cannabis oil Prior to cannabis, Luke was house-bound through fear of suffering a seizure in public Now the 25-year-old is employed and living a more full life Luke now campaigns for wider access to regulated medical cannabis products for patients in similar situations  A [...]

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 [...]

British Parents March on Westminster demanding access to medicinal cannabis for daughter

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Interviews, Legalisation, Mothers, News, NHS, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, THC, UK|

Indie-Rose, 4, suffers from Dravet Syndrome, experiencing up to 70 seizures a month before medical cannabis Now she only has between 0-7 a month Her parents illegally bring cannabis oil from Holland every month, costing £1,500 per month Now they are marching on Westminster to demand legal, NHS-funded, access The parents of a [...]

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) [...]

American Senator who “smoked a joint” to help treat cancer supports Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Chemotherapy, Children, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Grow Your Own, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Seizures, Smoking, THC, USA|

Republican Senator, Dan Seum, smoked cannabis to help him through chemotherapy Seum is backing a bill which would legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes in Kentucky Seum’s own granddaughter “partakes” in medical cannabis for her epilepsy The bill could allow low-income patients to grow cannabis at home One of the Bill’s backers, Senator Nemes, [...]