Hawaii Becomes 26th State to decriminalises cannabis possession

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, USA|Tags: |

Hawaii has become the 26th State in the US to decriminalise cannabis. Bill HB1383 decriminalises possession of a small amount of cannabis. Those caught with less than three grams will no longer face criminal prosecution, but may still be subject to a fine up to $130. Three grams is the minimum threshold any [...]

A new study has found the best way to prevent children accessing cannabis is to legalise its recreational use

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, Research, UK, USA|

One of the most common arguments used against legalising cannabis is that it would make it easier to access for children. A new study from America, however, has found that legalising recreational cannabis actually leads to a decline in use among teenagers, offering a serious challenge to the prohibition on cannabis. Researchers at [...]

New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

Illinois becomes latest US state to legalise recreational cannabis

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Recreational, USA|Tags: , |

Illinois has become the 11th state in the US to legalise cannabis for recreational use. A bill which allows the purchase and possession of cannabis was signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor, JB Pritzker. Citizens of Illinois aged 21 and over will now be able to legally possess up to 30 [...]

Study finds 73% of Colorado cancer doctors see cannabis as medicine, but over half still ‘uncomfortable’ prescribing it

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Colorado, News, Research, USA|

Researchers at the University of Colorado have found that while the vast majority of cancer doctors view medical cannabis as a ‘beneficial’ treatment for cancer patients, they are still uncomfortable prescribing it due to a lack of education and training on cannabis. The new survey, from the University of Colorado Cancer Centre, questioned [...]

Nevada becomes first state to ban pre-employment cannabis tests

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Employment, Legalisation, Nevada, News, Urine Test, USA|

Imagine going for an interview for your dream job. You pass all the preliminary rounds with flying colours, it looks certain you will be offered the position. Everything is going great, until you are asked to pee in a cup to test for alcohol. Alcohol is legal, but employers are still refusing to [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]

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 [...]

New study finds that decriminalising cannabis reduces serious injuries from domestic violence

By | May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Alcohol, Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Decriminalisation, Mental Health, News, Research, USA, Violence, Women|

Researchers in the US have found evidence decriminalising cannabis reduces severity of domestic abuse attacks Decriminalisation reduced domestic assaults involving serious injuries by 22.5% Serious domestic assaults involving offender alcohol intoxication were reduced by 40.7% The number of serious domestic assaults involving weapons also went down by 23.1%. A new study from the [...]

New study finds that CBD can be effective in treating heroin addiction

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceutical, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

American researchers have found more evidence that CBD can be used to help treat addiction to heroin Addicts given CBD were 2-3 times less likely to exhibit cravings for heroin than those given placebos Anxiety and stress levels were also significantly lower in those who were given CBD A new study has found [...]