British Police told to adopt sensible, science-backed approach to cannabis

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Legalisation, News, THC, UK|

Police in the UK have been told to use a softer approach for cannabis users The announcement was made by the National Police Chief’s Council Ultimately, the decision to pursue prosecution for cannabis users lies with individual Chief constables Evidence suggests that treatment, rather than punishment, “results in best outcome for both user [...]

Lack of medical cannabis prescriptions in the UK due to doctors “lack of knowledge”

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, chronic pain, Doctors, Legalisation, News, UK|

MPs have been told British doctors have a lack of knowledge on medical cannabis Experts believe this is why so few medical cannabis prescriptions have been granted Professor Mike Barnes told the Government doctors “do not understand the nature of cannabis” MPs have been told that doctors are not prescribing medical cannabis to [...]

Tory MP says prohibition of recreational cannabis has failed, causing rise in criminal gangs

By | March 30th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, Crime, Legalisation, News, UK|

Crispin Blunt said prohibition of cannabis has failed Blunt blamed rise in strength of cannabis on policy of ‘just say no’ Home Office spokesman claims legalising would “not eliminate crime” The Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Drug Policy Reform has slammed prohibition of cannabis, blaming it for the rise in [...]

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 [...]

University of Colorado to pay volunteers to get high and “drive”

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Colorado, Driving, Legalisation, News, Research, UK, USA|

Researchers at University of Colorado are looking for volunteers to get high and “drive” Volunteers will be paid $140 for two trips to the Uni Once high, volunteers will have their reaction times and attention tested on an iPad Researchers hope this study can help police and employers better understand how THC impacts [...]