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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South Korea legalises CBD medicine in breakthrough for east Asia

South Korea – said to have the most oppressive anti-cannabis laws in the world – has become the first east Asian country to legalise medical cannabis after the country’s national assembly surprisingly approved amending the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs. The surprising move is designed to expand the treatment options for patients with […]

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This Week In Weed – 18 November 2018

THC helps boy’s Tourette’s An eight-year-old boy with Tourette’s saw his involuntary tics alleviated after being given daily doses of cannabis oil. The unnamed youngster, believed to be from Poland, was left suicidal and housebound – until his random arm movements and vocal tics almost halved in severity after being given a THC-based oil, according […]

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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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This Week In Weed – 11 November 2018

Licence for London-based Dragonfly Biosciences London-based Dragonfly Biosciences Ltd has announced that it has secured a licence to create CBD oil, and will begin the production and distribution of medical cannabis early in 2019, when it will also begin to approach Clinical Commissioning Groups. The firm produces the drug at huge open-air farms in Bulgaria. […]

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