“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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Is This a Defining Moment for Cannabis in the UK?

Tomorrow, activists from all over the country will descend on Westminster to make their presence felt in the halls of power. Their reason? The (hopeful) second reading of Paul Flynn MP’s Private Members Bill, which would officially legalise the use of medical cannabis in the UK. This is of course far from the first time that cannabis activists have protested in London. Every year, thousands gather in Hyde Park for the annual 4/20 event, whilst countless patients’ protests and smoke outs have been held outside Parliament, the BBC, and others…

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American Marijuana Saga: Are Trump and Sessions Starting A New Drug War?

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on dragging US drug policy back to the eighties, but doing so would have potentially disastrous consequences at home and abroad. Last week, Attorney General Sessions repealed the Cole Memo – an Obama-era policy directive which essentially paved the way for the legalisation of cannabis by instructing federal law enforcement not to prioritise the enforcement of federal drug law in states with medical and/or adult-use cannabis laws.   The Memo had been seen as a green light by cannabusinesses, who capitalised on the government’s…

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UK Magistrate threatens depression patient with cruel and unusual punishment for cannabis medicine

A Somerset Magistrate has threatened violent physical punishment if patient is caught treating his depression with cannabis again. It sounds like something you would read in a Dickens or Roald Dahl’s The Twits, when one of the characters has been caught doing something bad. Sadly, this is the threatening language used by Magistrate Jeffrey Collingwood who saw the case of Michael Dyer in November 2017. In an article published on Somerset Live’s website, it is reported that the police stopped Michael Dyer, 23 in his car and in a search…

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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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