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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...
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...
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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...
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...
Cancard: giving patients and police peace of mind

Cancard: giving patients and police peace of mind

Medical cannabis patient Carly Barton has been working to create the UK’s new medical cannabis card that will protect patients from prosecution and save...
People of colour must be represented across the cannabis industry

People of colour must be represented across the cannabis industry

There is a renewed reckoning about the exclusion of women and people of colour from power and resources worldwide. The cannabis industry is no exception...
Translating medicinal cannabis regulation into a patient-centred science

Translating medicinal cannabis regulation into a patient-centred science

The Malta Medicines Authority is steering standards of good practice into day-to-day excellence, regulating medicinal cannabis through an approach that upholds scientific quality, innovative...
Hemp and Novel Foods in Europe

Hemp and Novel Foods in Europe

European Industrial Hemp Association Managing Director Lorenza Romanese tells MCN about Novel Foods legislation and industrial hemp in the EU. The European Industrial Hemp Association...
Cannabis regulation and policy in Australia

Cannabis regulation and policy in Australia

MCN speaks with Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration about medical cannabis regulation and access. The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which operates under the aegis of...
Working towards fair, humanised policy on drugs with ENCOD

Working towards fair, humanised policy on drugs with ENCOD

MCN speaks to Maja Kohek of the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies about education, policy and harm reduction. The European Coalition for...
Medical cannabis in Colombia: the law and the future

Medical cannabis in Colombia: the law and the future

Medical cannabis expert Dr Sandra Carrillo details the history and future of medical cannabis in Colombia. Dr Sandra Carrillo is a medical doctor and renowned...
Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

A number of mothers, each with a severely epileptic child, are today holding a vigil outside the offices of the Department of Health &...
Cannabis, hemp, CBD: the Japanese cannabis landscape

Cannabis, hemp, CBD: the Japanese cannabis landscape

Naoko Miki of Green Zone Japan explores the storied cultural and legal history of cannabis and hemp in Japan. Article produced in association with Always...
Discussing the need for evidence-based drug policy

Discussing the need for evidence-based drug policy

Science for Democracy co-founder and former Italian Senator Marco Perduca tells MCN about the need for evidence-based drug policy. International platform Science for Democracy (SfD)...

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