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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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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GDNF protein Parkinson’s treatment ‘extremely promising’

A trial has found that an experimental drug called GDNF could offer hope for restoring damaged brain cells in Parkinson’s patients. Scientists said some brain scans revealed “extremely promising” effects on damaged neurons after the protein therapy was delivered directly into the brains of Parkinson’s patients. Glial Cell Line Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) is a […]

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De-schedule all cannabis say scientists who found THC is more therapeutic than CBD

Scientists who found THC to be more therapeutic than CBD in a groundbreaking study have called for all types of cannabis to be de-scheduled. “Despite the conventional wisdom, both in the popular press and much of the scientific community that only CBD has medical benefits while THC merely makes one high, our results suggest that […]

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UK cannabis medicine trial limited to 150 prescriptions

A small number of patients are to be given cannabis medicine prescriptions as part of a UK trial to test their effectiveness. GW Pharmaceuticals have offered an early access programme and made available 150 prescriptions, 125 for children and 25 for adults. That means, for example, that Dr Chris Rittey, a consultant pediatric neurologist at […]

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