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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Nathaniel Leahy: ‘Epidiolex has helped but he needs full extract cannabis oil’

The mother of 10-month-old Nathaniel Leahy has said that Epidiolex has had “some positive effects” on epilepsy but that full extract cannabis oil – which he is being denied – “could be the lifeline we need”. Whereas Epidiolex is CBD-based, full extract includes highly concentrated THC. As we reported recently, scientists in the US have […]

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Sy Dignam of Hampshire Cannabis Community talks CBD and his next moves

Sy Dignam founded Hampshire Cannabis Community in 2012 and has been campaigning to raise awareness of issues local cannabis consumers face ever since. Sy, 45, initially started coming to cannabis social club events for the freebies. “I just wanted to get a free t-shirt,” he admits. But that was just the ‘gateway drug’… now the […]

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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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This Week In Weed – 24 February 2018

Cannabis poses ‘long-term risk’ to alcohol industry The legal cannabis industry “could emerge to become one of the biggest threats to the multi-billion dollar beverage alcohol business”, according to analytical firms IWSR and BDS Analytics. “Our research shows that up to 40% of adults 21 and over consume cannabis in states where it’s legal,” said […]

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