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 [...]

Cannabis club makes official bid to make drug legally available in Leicester

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Club, News, UK|

A Cannabis Club in the UK is trying to obtain a license to sell legal medical cannabis to its members. Leicester Cannabis Club (LCC), founded in 2018, has requested a cannabis license from the Home Secretary Sajid Javid for the second time. Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, but [...]

For the few, not the many: Conservative MPs criminalise cannabis despite admitting use

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Conservative Party, Legalisation, News, Politics, UK|Tags: , , , , |

One rule for them, another for us. As we draw closer to the election for the new Conservative Party leader, and for the honour of Prime Minister, more and more candidates are admitting they have used cannabis, a drug which they have continually criminalised. In a seemingly desperate attempt to seem relatable to [...]

British mother has epileptic daughter’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport for second time

By | June 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Children, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, UK|

A British mother has had her daughter’s legal medical cannabis prescription confiscated at an airport for the second time. Emma Appleby, mother of severely epileptic Teagn, had travelled to the Netherlands with Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi, to pick up a private prescription for medical cannabis. Despite having the legal prescription, police confiscated Emma’s [...]

New research claims “women are underrepresented by cannabis research,” while finding no link between cannabis and psychosis

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, UK, Womean|

Women are being underrepresented in cannabis research, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of York reviewed current research to gain an understanding of possible gaps in the understanding of the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia. As well as finding a “gender bias” in research, the researchers also found that there [...]

British diving hero opens the UK’s first CBD oil hotel

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Coffee, News, UK|

A British diver, famous for taking part in the heroic ‘Thai Cave Rescue’, has opened the UK’s first ‘cannabis oil hotel.’ Tim Acton, 39, was part of the heroic rescue team which caught the attention of the world when they saved 12 Thai schoolchildren and their football coach who were trapped in a [...]

Inventor of Jelly Belly launches new CBD-infused jelly beans

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: CBD, Edibles, News, UK, USA|

CBD is about to become a little sweeter. David Klein, the creator of world famous sweets, Jelly Belly, is starting a new line of cannabis-infused jelly beans. Spectrum Confections, Klein’s new company, will add cannabidiol (CBD) to 38 flavours of jelly bean, including Pina Colada, Strawberry Cheesecake, Mango and Toasted Marshmallow. Speaking [...]