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15
Jan
A start-up company based on the island of Jersey in the British Isles has been granted the second-ever license for the cultivation of medical cannabis in the UK. The first cultivation license was granted over 20 years …
SCOTLAND’S first home-grown cannabis medicines could be in UK patients’ hands in early 2022 after work started on a new £15m cultivation and production facility in the Borders. With the UK’s one million-plus medical cannabis users currently …
03
Jan
Is cannabis safe for pregnant women to use? Is there a danger to secondhand cannabis smoke? Does cannabis use clash with other medications? All of these are fairly straightforward questions which should be straightforward to study, but not in …
24
Dec
Cannabis oil is the viscous, sticky, THC or CBD-rich sludge found in popular vaporizer pens and oil cartridges. To make cannabis oil, processes using liquid carbon dioxide to extract the active ingredients from the plant material is one of the most …
20
Dec
THE NHS is to launch is first-ever cannabis patient registry in a move which signifies an ambition for the medicines to become more widely-available to UK patients. Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered an urgent review into the lack of …
THE UK can ride the global green wave to boost the domestic economy in the post-Covid, post-Brexit world, says a newly formed coalition of senior cannabis players. New Leaf Opportunities (NLO) is launched today by some of …
01
Dec
From today, patients with a multitude of health conditions will have the right to apply for Cancard. The card, which is backed by police commissioners, communicates to police officers that a person should not be arrested for …
12
Nov
The Dutch government is supporting research into the use of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of neuropathic pain with € 1.9 million. The grant has been awarded to a joint project of the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), …
19
Oct
The new technology could potentially help with the development of treatments for a variety of diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, chronic pain and brain cancer. Nextage Therapeutics has developed a system that allows cannabis molecules to cross the blood-brain …
09
Sep
From 1 November this year, a new cannabis exemption card will be available to protect medicinal cannabis patients from arrest and legal prosecution in the UK. Over 1 million people in the UK may be eligible for …
15
Aug
Director David Jakubovic decided to create this documentary after watching a TED Talk. Though formerly a skeptic, the work that Jakubovic took on in this film led him to be more supportive of cannabis use. The CBD …
13
Aug
PROTECTING INDUSTRY SECRETS SPARKS HIGH COMPETITION AND PATENT WARS The legalisation of cannabis (and hemp) has spiraled down many interesting rabbit holes, one of which is the evolving pursuit of plant patents and protections. A lot is riding …
11
Jul
So, one would imagine that gathering this data would be a priority for the NHS. Sadly, it appears not. In the 20 months, or so, since medicinal cannabis became available through the NHS it has not commissioned …
08
Jul
A campaigner has urged the UK government to improve access to medical cannabis prescriptions as restrictive guidance from NICE and the BPNA has meant that no new NHS prescriptions have been written for the last two years. …
07
Jul
CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform President Peter Reynolds speaks to MCN about lobbying, policy and the flaws of CBD Novel Foods regulation. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, the UK’s largest membership-based cannabis policy group, campaigns for legislative reform on …