Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, PTSD, Research, UK, USA|

Multiple studies have found strong evidence that cannabis can help treat PTSD Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, prevent nightmares Cannabinoids also prevent the retrieval of the underlying trauma PTSD diagnoses among UK military personnel rose by 2% in a decade With more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis comes a greater understanding of [...]

Scottish mum launches new appeal to get young son legal access to “lifesaving medical cannabis”

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Parent, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, THC, UK|

Cole Quarrell, 6, suffers drug-resistant epilepsy Epidiolex, a CBD0only medication, initially helped Cole, but his condition quickly deteriorated Lisa, his mother, has launched a fresh appeal to get her son whole-plant medical cannabis Over 50 brave people and companies have offered to provide it for free, but Lisa wants to go through official [...]

Cannabis makes you stupid? Study finds women who use cannabis have higher childhood IQs

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Children, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Parent, Research, Teenagers, THC, UK, USA|

British researchers found children with higher IQs more likely to use cannabis, and other drugs, later in life Female children with high IQs are more likely to use cannabis than their male counterparts The findings were the same for children of all social classes Researchers believe high IQ children are more likely to [...]

Half of British millennials prefer CBD over prescriptions for mental health

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Doctors, Epidiolex, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, UK|

Eos Scientific surveyed over 2,000 British adults to investigate whether people prefer using CBD over pharmaceutical medications to treat mental health They found that 38% of Brits prefer to use CBD, with 50% of millennials (18-34) responding that they prefer CBD 30% of the UK population would rather not talk to their doctor [...]

The science behind why cannabis oil helps treat seizures

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Epidiolex, Epilepsy, Fact File, Mothers, News, UK|

CBD has become world famous for its anti-seizure properties Children suffering life-threatening epilepsy have seen amazing results since starting CBD treatment Here we explain some of the basic science behind this beautiful process There’s has been a huge increase in the interest into medical cannabis over the past year. The nation’s media has [...]

Welsh police boss, Arfon Jones, calls for regulation of cannabis and home growing to stop drug gangs

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Arrested, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Grow Your Own, growing, Home Cultivation, Home Grow, Legalisation, News, NHS, Opiates, Opioids, PCC, Police, UK, Wales|

Afron Jones, PCC for North Wales, has called for the regulation of cannabis to stop rise in criminal gangs The police chief also called for people to start growing cannabis at home “They're not harming anybody else and there is no reason why they should be punished through the criminal justice system.” Arfon [...]

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 [...]