Cannabis and Chronic Pain: How CBD Can Help Manage Pain

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been reported by many new users to help manage their chronic pain  We look into the "new health craze" to find out how it is helping patients both with their symptoms and their addictions to dangerous pharmaceutical medications Words by Jessica Jones Opioid abuse and overdose claimed an estimated 64,000 [...]

What is CBD?

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis It is associated with many of the plant's medicinal properties It is legal to buy and sell in the UK as a "food supplement" This article will help explain how CBD works in the human body Many would argue that cannabis owes the majority of [...]

American children’s hospital to launch study into medical cannabis and autism

By | December 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will launch their study into the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism next year Australian biopharmaceutical company Zelda Therapeutics is funding the research Erica Daniels, founder of Hope Grows for Autism and mother of an autistic child, helped secure the partnership 1 in 150 8-year-olds in the [...]

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 [...]