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 [...]

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 [...]

Exclusive: Meet the Brazilian who legally provides 1000s of children with medical cannabis

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Autism, Brazil, Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Charity, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Featured News, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, Mothers, News, Pain, Parent, Patient Stories, Research, THC, Uncategorised|

The ABRACE Foundation (Associação Brasileira de Apoio Cannabis Esperança) in Brazil supplies over 1000 patients with medical cannabis every day. In 2016, the foundation was given legal permission to continue producing, extracting and providing medical cannabis. This “medical cannabis” is not GMP certified and has not been produced by GW, Tilray or any [...]

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), [...]