Professor David Nutt: “Why We Should Decriminalise Personal Possession Of All Drugs”

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Professor David Nutt is coming to Manchester to talk about the benefits of decriminalising drugs in the UK The former chief drug advisor to the British Government was dismissed for calling for the legalisation of medical cannabis Professor Nutt has published 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, [...]

Pharmaceutical Company Which Makes Fentanyl Running CBD Clinical Trials

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Insys Therapeutics, makers of Fentanyl, is running clinical trials into medical properties of cannabidiol (CBD) Insys donated $500,000 last year to the campaign to defeat cannabis legalization in Arizona The US is currently fighting an opioid epidemic, which claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people in 2015 A large pharmaceutical company which [...]

Key Milestones in Medical Use of Cannabis: the Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Endocannabinoids, Featured Research, Research, Uncategorised|

“By using a plant that has been around for thousands of years, we discovered a new physiological system of immense importance,” Raphael Mechoulam For anybody interested in the increasing use of cannabis to treat medical conditions, it is worth recalling some of the scientific events underpinning this situation. These events have not only [...]

Scottish Cancer Sufferer Faces Criminal Charges for Treating Cancer with Medicinal Cannabis

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, Pharmaceuticals, Scotland, UK, Uncategorised|

Jacqui Ritchie, 49, was prosecuted for growing 4 cannabis plants The mother of two claimed cannabis helped with the side-effects of chemotherapy for her rare breast cancer Jacqui was prosecuted last month and is awaiting sentencing on October 10 A cancer survivor has been prosecuted for growing four medicinal cannabis plants to help [...]

Is Iceland about to legalise cannabis?

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Iceland, Legalisation, News, Uncategorised|

A bill to legalise recreational cannabis in Iceland has been introduced to Iceland’s Parliament Over 20s would legally have the right to grow, purchase and consume cannabis The Bill will be voted on after Iceland’s General Election in October A bill which would legalise recreational cannabis was introduced to Iceland’s Parliament last week. [...]

“Research is the only way to legalise”: Heartbroken British Mother Forced the Move to Holland Speaks Out Against UK’s Medical Cannabis Laws

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, MMJ Stories, News, Patient Stories, Seizures, UK, Uncategorised|

Hannah Deacon and her son, Alfie, were forced to flee the UK earlier this month to gain access to medicinal cannabis Alfie, 6, suffers severe epilepsy and facing  life-threatening seizures every week Hannah, who believes cannabis oil containing THC is Alfie’s last chance of a normal life, appeared on ITV’s This Morning earlier [...]

Billy’s story: How one young boy from Ireland is removing the stigma surrounding medical cannabis

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Billy Billy Caldwell, a young boy from Ireland, made history earlier this year by becoming the first person to be prescribed cannabis oil on the NHS. The company which made the oil, 710 Pharmaceuticals MNE, then decided to name their CBD oil “Billy’s Bud.”   The story of a young, 11-year-old Irish lad's battle [...]

South Africa Legalises Cannabis for Recreational Use

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

South Africa’s Western Cape High Court ruled that Cannabis prohibition in South Africa is “unconstitutional” 260,000 people were arrested for cannabis in South Africa last year The State can still appeal the decision Medical marijuana was legalised in February   Adults now have the right to use, possess and grow cannabis in the [...]

“Billy’s Bud”: New CBD Rich Cannabis Oil to be Available on the NHS

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Featured, Featured News, News, Seizures, Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

“Billy’s Bud”: New CBD oil named after Billy Caldwell, the first patient to be prescribed cannabis oil on NHS have released a CBD oil named after Billy Caldwell The 11-year Irish boy’s parents have claimed cannabis saved the boy’s life The CBD oil will be legal to buy in the UK US Pharmaceutical [...]

Greece Legalises Marijuana for Medical Purposes

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Cannabis Prohibiton, Community, Featured News, Legalisation, News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |

Greece becomes sixth EU country to legalise cannabis for medical purposes Doctors will soon be able to prescribe cannabis for several medical uses It’s yet to be seen if Greece will allow legalisation to extend to recreational use Proposal is expected to boost Greece’s faltering economy Cannabis has just been recognised as having [...]