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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What Would You Do? Steph and Dom Look To Cannabis For Son’s Epilepsy

The story of medical cannabis is usually framed around a patient’s personal situation to try and allow people to see what it must be like to suffer from an illness where the medication is illegal to access. However, in Channel 4’s ‘Steph and Dom: Could cannabis save our son?’, the story is framed around the […]

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This Week In Weed – 16 December

Teagan Appleby home after Epidiolex hospital treatment Teagan Appleby of Aylesham, Kent has been successfully treated for her epilepsy with Epidiolex in hospital, thanks to an intervention by Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke. The MP appealed to the chief executive of the Trust which runs Evelina Childen’s Hospital, after which Kent-based GW Pharmaceuticals was […]

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