This Week In Weed – 15 April

Hancock returns confiscated medicine to Teagan Appleby Health Secretary Matt Hancock has agreed to return cannabis medicine to Teagan Appleby, prescribed by a paediatric neurologist in the Netherlands, after it was confiscated by Border Force at an airport. Emma Appleby – whose nine-year-old daughter suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which can cause up to 300 seizures […]

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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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Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies complains cannabis medicine has ‘opened Pandora’s box’

Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, yesterday made the outrageous claim that “we know [THC] has an impact on the brain and causes depression, schizophrenia [and] brain development problems in young and adolescents” as she complained to the Health and Social Care Select Committee that the legalisation of cannabis medicine had “opened a Pandora’s […]

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Parents of 35 UK epileptic children demand THC cannabis oil

Parents of Hope are mothers and fathers still living in fear for their children who are having access to legal medical cannabis products blocked through Britain’s culture of fear around THC. There are currently 35 Children in the UK that are in urgent need of whole plant medicinal cannabis, including THC. Today the parents 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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