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House of Representatives votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

House of Representatives votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

The US House of Representatives has voted for a bill that would decriminalise cannabis at the federal level. In a bid to repair the damage...
UN vote to remove medical cannabis as dangerous drug welcomed

UN vote to remove medical cannabis as dangerous drug welcomed

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform has welcomed the United Nations vote to remove medical cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961...
Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

The families of 25 children and young people suffering from severe epilepsy have written an open letter to the Prime Minister pleading for him...
Cancard: UK medical cannabis card launches today

Cancard: UK medical cannabis card launched today

From today, eligible patients in the UK will be able to apply for the UK’s new medical cannabis card – Cancard. The Cancard aims to...
Groundbreaking cannabis education for UK healthcare professionals

Groundbreaking cannabis education for UK healthcare professionals

The Cannabis Patient Advocacy & Support Services (CPASS) is launching a new groundbreaking, Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) webinar series on medical cannabis for healthcare professionals...
EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

In a landmark move the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled the cannabinoid CBD is ‘not a narcotic’, as it...
Tommy Chong: “We’re going back to the future with cannabis.”

Tommy Chong: “We’re going back to the future with cannabis.”

Cannabis activist, musician, and comedy actor Tommy Chong gives his thoughts on the emergence of America’s legal cannabis industry. Chong is an icon of cannabis...
Modified CBD molecules could help in the fight against skin disease

Modified CBD molecules could help in the fight against skin disease

Researchers have modified the cannabidiol compound (CBD) found in cannabis to try to improve the properties that fight against skin disease. A partnership between the...
Can cannabis provide an alternative to opioid painkillers in the UK?

Can cannabis provide an alternative to opioid painkillers in the UK?

The past few years have seen a rise in the use of opioids as pain killers, but these medicines are highly addictive. Medical cannabis...
How you can help reduce financial barriers to medical cannabis access

How you can help reduce financial barriers to medical cannabis access

For Medical Cannabis Awareness Week, which took place November 1 – 8, Sapphire Medical Foundation are looking to raise much-needed funds to help reduce...
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FDA: cannabis, COVID-19 and misinformation

The US FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research tells us about the hazards of untested and unapproved cannabis treatments. The US Center for Drug...
Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Families of children with severe epilepsy and charities are pleading with the UK government to act on its promises for easier access to cannabis-based...
Medical Cannabis Awareness Week: calls for NHS prescriptions

Medical Cannabis Awareness Week: calls for NHS prescriptions

Medical Cannabis Awareness Week is taking place from 1 – 8 November 2020. It brings together patients, doctors, sector organisations, supporters, and advocates to...
How can medical cannabis help the UK’s chronic pain problem?

How can medical cannabis help the UK’s chronic pain problem?

In this article Dean Billington, Chief Operating Officer at Brains Bioceutical, discusses how medical cannabis can help the UK's chronic pain problem. Chronic pain is...
CBD reduces COVID-19 lung damage with protective peptides

CBD reduces COVID-19 lung damage with protective peptides

In a new study, scientists have shown that one of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids in cannabis – CBD – reduces lung damage induced by cytokine...
New UK medical cannabis products cheaper and safer than black market

New UK medical cannabis products cheaper and safer than black market

Sapphire Medical Clinics are first to offer access to a new range of UK manufactured medical cannabis products which are now cheaper and safer...
Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

A new survey has demonstrated barriers in the legal medical cannabis system that are forcing patients to self-medicate without the support of a healthcare...
Medical Cannabis: life sciences and the law survey

Medical Cannabis: life sciences and the law survey

Earlier this year life sciences law firm Hill Dickinson set out to discover the views of the UK public in regard to medical cannabis...
Addiction, education, and the future of cannabis policy in the US

Addiction, education, and the future of cannabis policy

Cannabis specialist Dr Peter Grinspoon explores education and policy in US addiction treatment. Dr Peter Grinspoon is a primary care physician, an instructor at Harvard...
Cannabis and hemp in the UK

Cannabis and hemp in the UK

Tim Henley, Director of the Cannabis Trades Association, speaks with MCN Quarterly about hemp and cannabis regulation, policy, and healthcare in the UK. The Cannabis...

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