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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 is 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...
Cannabis and chronic pain in Australia

Cannabis and chronic pain in Australia

Painaustralia tells MCN Quarterly about the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain. Despite making up around 60% to 70% of the customer base for...
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...
Medical cannabis: science and risk-based methodology

Medical cannabis: science and risk-based methodology

Independent consultancy NNE and venture advisory firm Volvér showcase the significance of science and risk in devising a manufacturing facility. How can cannabis producers bring...
A resource-efficient cannabis industry starts with benchmarking

A resource-efficient cannabis industry starts with benchmarking

Resource Innovation Institute Executive Director Derek Smith highlights the importance of tracking resource consumption in cannabis production. As the global COVID-19 pandemic provides a window...
LeafCann secures cannabis import licence from Australian Government

LeafCann secures cannabis import licence from Australian Government

Privately-owned medicinal cannabis company LeafCann has secured a Medicinal Cannabis import licence from the Australian Government. The licence, which will enable LeafCann to supply Australian...

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