British politician claims UK trials will no longer be needed for licensing medical cannabis products

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told MPs that medical cannabis will no longer need to be tested via randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK in order to be licensed. Medical cannabis products will now be able to be licensed if evidence for their efficacy for certain medical conditions already exists. For example, [...]

Manchester authorities issue health warning as drug dealers are selling “THC Vape” juices containing “Spice”

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, UK|

At least nine youths in Manchester have been hospitalised by “THC vape liquid” containing the dangerous drug “Spice.” According to Greater Manchester Drug Alerts Panel (GMDAP), at least six incidents of youths collapsing have been reported in the Greater Manchester area since February 2019. The GMDAP, which brings together police, NHS, local authorities and drug [...]

Conservative-funded survey finds half of British public now support legalising recreational cannabis

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Poll, Research, UK|

A Conservative-funded YouGov poll has found nearly half of British adults now support the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG), which commissioned the poll, surveyed 1,690 people on their views relating to the cannabis, finding “clear and growing appetite” for a more liberal approach to drug policy in the UK. [...]

A new study has found the best way to prevent children accessing cannabis is to legalise its recreational use

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, Research, UK, USA|

One of the most common arguments used against legalising cannabis is that it would make it easier to access for children. A new study from America, however, has found that legalising recreational cannabis actually leads to a decline in use among teenagers, offering a serious challenge to the prohibition on cannabis. Researchers at [...]

Conservative think tank, The Adam Smith Institute, calls on British Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , , , |

A leading think thank has called on the Conservative Party to legalise cannabis for recreational as well as medicinal use to help reduce crime and to provide a boost to the British economy. The Adam Smith Institute, a non-profit neoliberal think tank and lobbying group, teamed up with Volteface, a pro-harm reduction advocacy [...]

Ireland to launch 5-year medical cannabis trial

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Ireland, Legalisation, News, UK|

Patients in Ireland are one step closer to legal medical cannabis after new legislation was signed into law. The legislation, signed by Ireland’s Health Minister Simon Harris, will create the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis. According to Harris, the legislation will take “a little bit of time to fully establish [...]

Majority of Londoners want UK Government to legalise recreational cannabis

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

A new poll has found that the majority of Londoners support the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. The survey, commissioned by Volteface for the Evening Standard and conducted by Survation, highlights just how unpopular current cannabis laws are in the UK. The survey asked Londoners: “Do you support or oppose the regulation [...]

Scotland could be getting its first legal cannabis farm

By | June 20th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Farm, Legalisation, News, Research, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Plans to open Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm have been announced. Australian firm LeafCann has opened a discussion with North Ayrshire Council about opening a potential farm in Irvine. A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council offered a coy statement about the potential of hosting Scotland’s first legal cannabis farm “We are aware of [...]

First private medical cannabis clinic to open in London, promising faster access for patients

By | June 18th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Patients, Prescriptions, Private Clinics, UK|

London is about to get its first private medical cannabis clinic. The Medical Cannabis Clinics - London will be the second private clinic in the UK offering medical cannabis to its patients. European Cannabis Holdings Medical (ECH) opened its first clinic in the UK in Manchester (The Beeches) in March this year, marking [...]

British Home Office returns epileptic girl’s seized medical cannabis to mother

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, UK|

A British mother who had medical cannabis seized by Border Force officials has had the “life-changing” medication returned to her following an exhausting ordeal. Tegan Appleby, 9, suffers a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy. Conventional medications have failed to help ease Tegan’s suffering. Despite doctor’s best efforts to control her seizures with ‘Government [...]