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Washington State Senate approves proposal to allow medical cannabis use in schools

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Decriminalisation, Doctors, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, Legalisation, Mothers, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, School, THC, USA, Washington|

Washington students may be able to use their medical cannabis in school Parents would be allowed to administer the cannabis instead of nurses Smoking cannabis will be strictly prohibited, as well as products high in THC Some parents are opposed to the proposal, insisting the right to administer safe medication should lie in [...]

Research finds cancer patients report “significant reduction” in severity of symptoms

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Chemotherapy, Legalisation, News, Research|

New research finds more evidence cannabis can help treat symptoms relating to cancer 1,120 cancer patients in Minnesota were studied over a four-month period 50% of patients reported at least a 30% decrease in vomiting after four months Researchers at Minnesota’s medical cannabis programme have reported that cannabis treatments are helping cancer patients [...]

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 [...]

Cannabis has been partially decriminalised in Israel

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Decriminalisation, Israel, News, THC|

Israel has decriminalised cannabis, making it a civil, rather than criminal offence Personal use at home is now completely decriminalised Fines for public possession and use have been reduced “Personal use” is defined as up to 15 grams Cannabis has been decriminalised, at least partially, in Israel. A law which was voted on [...]

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 [...]

Irish Government finally finds official medical cannabis supplier after two-year delay

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Ireland, News|

Ireland voted to legalise medical cannabis over two-years ago The country has finally found a supplier: a company based in Denmark Patients may be able to legally access medical cannabis by the summer Ireland's citizens could have legal access to medical cannabis as early as mid-April. Ireland’s Department of Health confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the [...]

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 [...]

Seth Rogen joins Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong by launching cannabis company

By | March 29th, 2019|Categories: Canada, Celebrities, Dispensaries, Legalisation, News, THC, USA|

The team behind ‘Pineapple Express’ have launched their own cannabis company Based in Vancouver, Houseplant, will sell a range of cannabis products across Canada Houseplant have created three original strains for their launch Other celebrity stoners who have their own cannabis companies include Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong and Snoop Dogg Seth Rogan has [...]

Australia launches world’s first clinical trial investigating medical cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Children, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Epilepsy, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Pharmaceuticals, Research, THC, Tourette's|

Researchers at the University of Sydney have launched a clinical trial investigating cannabis as a treatment for Tourette’s The study will examine whether THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and severity of tics for Tourette’s sufferers Cannabis will be supplied by the Lambert Initiative Up to 106,000 people between 5 - [...]

Study finds nearly half of patients are replacing anxiety medications with medical cannabis

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Benzodiazepine, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Depression, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, THC|

Canadian researchers have found evidence cannabis can replace pharmaceutical medication for anxiety and depression 44.5% of participants were able to completely replace benzodiazepines with medical cannabis Those who did not take any Benzos at the end of the study saw a nearly 40% reduction in the overall impact their mental illness had on [...]