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

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

“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 helped to change our understanding [...]

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Opioid deaths fall in Colorado following recreational cannabis legalisation

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Legalisation of recreational cannabis in Colorado is saving lives according to new research Opioid deaths fell by 6.5% two years after Colorado legalised cannabis for recreational purposes in 2015 10,000 of people die [...]

Can medical marijuana replace pharmaceutical pain medications?

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, USA|

Cannabis has been used medically to treat pain for centuries Latest study conducted on cannabis as a pain treatment found 97% of patients “strongly agreed” that they were able to decrease the number [...]

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 [...]

Philippines House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Bill

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Legalisation, News, Philippines, Prison|

“Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act” could legalise cannabis in the Philippines for medical purposes The Committee on Health approved proposals for cultivation, regulation and sale of medicinal cannabis Raw cannabis would be banned [...]