Desperate for legal access to medical cannabis, Mother from Hull slams doctors for “playing God” with her epileptic son

By | August 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Epilepsy, News, UK|

When medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, British patients desperate for legal access thought their long wait was finally over. However, patients like James Walker, who suffers severe epilepsy, are still waiting for prescriptions for the medication on the NHS. Now, Gina, 45, James’ mother, is speaking out about [...]

A fresh take on British cannabis campaigning: We The Undersigned

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Charity, Community, Decriminalisation, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, UK|

Campaigning for wider access to cannabis in the UK has a long and fruitful history. Beginning as a movement for general access to cannabis as a recreational drug before evolving (or devolving depending on your perspective) into a more sophisticated and well-funded campaign specifically designed to enlighten and engage the British public into [...]

Former Miss UK: “I just cured terminal cancer” with medical cannabis

By | July 24th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, News, UK|

The former winner of Miss UK and Ms Europe is winning her fight against brain cancer using medical cannabis. Kerri Parker, 34, from Norwich, was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. After a successful surgery to remove the tumour, the cancer returned in September 2018. British doctors suggested a course of chemotherapy [...]

British hemp farm, Hempen, has license to grow hemp for CBD revoked, threatening the future of the UK hemp and CBD industry

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: CBD, Hemp, News, UK|

Hemp has a long history in Britain. It was believed to be first cultivated as far back as 800 AD in England. In fact, hemp was integral to the success of the British navy. Hemp had such important to the navy that in 1533, Henry VIII made hemp cultivation the law of the [...]

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 [...]