Where is the outrage? Teenage psychosis linked to pollution

That pollution from fossil fuels kills millions of people every year has already been established. Now here’s another reason for the prohibition of pollution: it may cause psychosis in teenagers. Will this be given the same level coverage in the media as the supposed link between cannabis and psychosis? Will it be met with the […]

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Woman who feels no pain has genetic mutation that triggers cannabis-like effects

A woman who experiences little to no pain or anxiety has a mutation in a previously unknown gene that results in a build up of anandamide, an enzyme that “works in a similar way to the active ingredients of cannabis”, as The Guardian reports. Doctors identified the mutation in Jo Cameron, 71, after a surgeon […]

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MCCS publishes ‘broader’ cannabis prescription guidelines

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society (MCCS) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Medical Cannabis under Prescription issued new guidance last week identifying conditions for which there are “conclusive or substantial”, “moderate”, and “limited” evidence of efficacy of medical cannabis treatment, as well as those for which it says there is “no conclusive evidence”. Mike […]

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This Week In Weed – 24 March 2019

Not enough cannabis prescriptions for NHS England to publish Figures on NHS England prescriptions for medical cannabis are unlikely to be published by the end of March 2019, despite ministerial assurances that they would, The Pharmaceutical Journal has been told. On 10 January 2019, pharmacy minister Steve Brine said in a parliamentary written question that […]

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Could a legal cannabis industry turn Africa into the workshop of the world?

By Barnaby De Hoedt A legal cannabis industry in Africa could be worth more than $7.1bn a year by 2023 if legislation is introduced in a number of the continent’s major markets, according to The African Cannabis Report by Prohibition Partners. The report notes that the continent has a long history of cannabis cultivation. The […]

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