Two-year-old Jorja Emerson is first UK child to get cannabis prescription – for £1,000 a month

Two-year-old Jorja Emerson, who suffers with more than 30 epileptic seizures a day, has become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis since the 1 November law change. However, like Carly Barton, the first adult to get a prescription, the Emerson family has had to turn to a private doctor, a […]

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Carly Barton pays private specialist £2,500 to become first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis in ‘strategic move to test the system’

Carly Barton, Deputy Director at United Patients Alliance, is thought to have become the first UK patient to be prescribed cannabis – but she has had to pay a private specialist £2,500 for just three months’ worth. She described it as a “strategic” move to test and expose the system. She hopes that an NHS […]

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High doses of CBD inhibits methamphetamine consumption in rodents, says study

A new study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology provides evidence that high doses of cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) can inhibit the motivation to consume methamphetamine in rats. The preliminary findings back up those who say cannabis is the answer to the opioid crisis, such as Dr Frank D’Ambrosio, who told the World Health Organisation earlier […]

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