Medical cannabis panel slammed for failing children

In a column for The Guardian, Tannine Clarry, whose four-year-old daughter Indie has Dravet syndrome, has hit out at the medical cannabis panel set up by the Home Office for failing children. After trying eight different prescribed pharmaceutical drugs that did not work, the family, from Suffolk, travelled to Holland to try medicinal cannabis and found that Indies seizures were “reduced significantly”. But budget constraints meant they had to return to the UK. They have now applied to the panel and are awaiting its verdict. But, as Tannine writes, “local…

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Home Office Review Recognises Medical Cannabis’ Therapeutic Benefits But Dismisses The Right To Grow

The Home Office’s recent promise to review policy on the medical use of cannabis has, as promised, been turned around quickly. Carried out by Professor Dame Sally Davies, it predictably brings good news and bad for patients who rely on cannabis for medicinal purposes. The main takeaway from this “review of contemporary reviews” is the recommendation that the “whole class of cannabis based medicinal products be moved out of Schedule 1”. This represents a limited but significant victory. Drugs in Schedule 1 are considered to have little or no therapeutic…

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“Cannabis reform is needed so Nurses like me can fulfil our duty to patients”

Those not too acquainted with the profession might not know that, to work within the United Kingdom as a nurse, one has to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or NMC. This organization requires one to adhere to The Code, or a set of professional standards to ensure the best practice within clinical settings, and failure to do so can result in being deemed unfit for practice.   This code is intended to reflect the current world we live and work in, and is made by also consulting patients…

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"I know that CBD can save many lives" – Cannabidiol & Medical Marijuana Genetics

“I know that CBD can save many lives.” Candida Lycett Green  My mother who died from cancer and complications with her chemo port in August 2014, wrote that to me in the weeks leading up to her death. That day we started MMJ with the principal aim of raising awareness to the true medicinal properties of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. At the time of my mothers passing, I was treating 3 people with 1:1 (CBD and THC) cannabutter and Tinctures. The man that helped me first by sending medicine, never asked…

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Isle Of Man Push For Medical Cannabis Trials

Member of the House of Keys, the Isle Of Man Parliament, Dr Alex Allinson has proposed to the Attorney General that there should be more investigations into cannabis including clinical trials.   In a short segment published on Manx Radio from an interview with Tynwald MHK for Ramsey, Dr Alex Allinson he states that he has had talks about the issue. He is also the  previous President of Isle of Man Medical Society.     “I hope we can have a motion before the 25th of April” he says, and…

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