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on August 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel diseases which affect millions, first study shows

Marijuana ingredient mimics body’s inflammation off-switch and could lead to new drug targets for Crohn’s and colitis Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent Chemicals in cannabis can mimic the signals the body uses to regulate inflammation in the gut and could help treat serious chronic bowel conditions like Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists have said. Research from the University of Bath said the findings could help explain why some patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) report medical marijuana can help their symptoms. The trials are only in mice at this stage, but could lead to new drug targets for disorders which affect...

Marijuana ingredient mimics body’s inflammation off-switch and could lead to new drug targets for Crohn’s and colitis Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent Chemicals in cannabis can mimic the signals the body uses to regulate inflammation in the gut and could help...

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

This UK man is giving free CBD to the terminally ill

Submitted by Marijuana News A UK man is defying cannabis prohibition in Britain by offering free CBD to terminally ill patients.   Satnam Bains (not his real name) is risking up to 14 years in prison for providing the cannabis-extract to seriously ill patients. And he’s not charging a single pence despite the considerable cost of producing cannabis oil. “I make no money from this and every batch costs me a few hundred quid. All I want is to heal as many people as I can and I ask them to pray for my brother,” Bains told Huffington Post. So instead of taking cash from patients, he’s hoping...

Submitted by Marijuana News A UK man is defying cannabis prohibition in Britain by offering free CBD to terminally ill patients.   Satnam Bains (not his real name) is risking up to 14 years in prison for providing the cannabis-extract to seriously ill patients. And...

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on July 31, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Europe’s Cannabis Market Slated To Be The Largest In The World

“Public, political and professional opinions are swinging largely in favour of the legalisation and regulation of cannabis,” By Alexandra Hicks A new report from Prohibition Partners – a UK-based cannabis consulting firm – Europe’s cannabis market could stand to be the largest in the world within the next 10 years. Cannabis market is predicted to grow to a $135 billion market by 2028, and not only that, it’s expected to have a trickle down effect that will permeate everything from economic and employment opportunities to social and healthcare issues that have been effecting the continent. This, of course, is assuming...

“Public, political and professional opinions are swinging largely in favour of the legalisation and regulation of cannabis,” By Alexandra Hicks A new report from Prohibition Partners – a UK-based cannabis consulting firm – Europe’s cannabis market could stand to be...

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on July 31, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Georgia quietly becomes the latest country to legalize cannabis use

Submitted by Marijuana News Georgia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that cannabis consumption is not a threat to public health and safety. Georgia has quietly become the next country to legalize cannabis use after action from the nation’s Constitutional Court on Monday. The court’s ruling was handed down in a lawsuit brought by political activists. The decision eliminates administrative penalties such as fines as punishment for the consumption of marijuana.  However, the court’s ruling does not legalize cannabis cultivation or sales in the nation of nearly 4 million people at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs Zurab Japaridze and Vakhtang...

Submitted by Marijuana News Georgia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that cannabis consumption is not a threat to public health and safety. Georgia has quietly become the next country to legalize cannabis use after action from the nation’s Constitutional Court on Monday. The...

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on July 31, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Medical cannabis in the UK: What does the legalization mean and how will it help patients?

Submitted by Marijuana News Doctors will be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis within months after home secretary Sajid Javid was advised by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that it has therapeutic benefits. It follows several high-profile campaigns which captured widespread media attention and evoked deep public sympathy. Campaigners had questioned how severely epileptic children could be prevented from accessing medicines that significantly improved their condition while the UK remained the world’s largest exporter of medicinal cannabis. The UK’s move to legalise medicinal cannabis products will bring the country’s policy closer to that in countries such as Canada, Holland, Portugal and...

Submitted by Marijuana News Doctors will be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis within months after home secretary Sajid Javid was advised by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that it has therapeutic benefits. It follows several high-profile campaigns which captured widespread...

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on July 25, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

U.K. Drug policy committee calls for legalization of medical cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News The Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs has formally acknowledged that cannabis has medicinal value. A U.K. drug policy committee has called for the legalization of medical cannabis. The Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) issued what it called “short-term advice” in acknowledging that cannabis has medicinal benefits and that doctors should be able to prescribe it for their patients. The committee also advised that cannabis should be rescheduled under the misuse of drugs legislation. It said the change would benefit patients and allow for more scientific research. Dr. Owen Bowden-Jones, the chair...

Submitted by Marijuana News The Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs has formally acknowledged that cannabis has medicinal value. A U.K. drug policy committee has called for the legalization of medical cannabis. The Advisory Committee on the Misuse of...

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on July 25, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

U.K.: Cannabis perfume ‘set to become the scent of the summer’

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis has become so ubiquitous that its smell is now being bottled and sold as “the scent of the summer” by one of Britain’s biggest perfume retailers. The Perfume Shop has become the first on the high street to sell Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men Party Fever, a cannabis themed scent which the shop claims gives the wearer “an edge of risk”. The controversial fragrance, which comes in a green and blue bottle, retails at £59.99 for 100ml and describes itself as “an energizing potion of vibrant ginger & burning cannabis”. It comes after longstanding calls...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis has become so ubiquitous that its smell is now being bottled and sold as “the scent of the summer” by one of Britain’s biggest perfume retailers. The Perfume Shop has become the first on the...

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on July 25, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Blazing a trail: as legal cannabis goes global, will Britain be next?

Submitted by Marijuana News New laws in California and Canada, plus a high-profile UK medical case, have made it safer for nations to come out of the green closet. Three major developments in June, including the case of a British boy with severe epilepsy, are likely to accelerate international acceptance of marijuana. On 11 June, Charlotte Caldwell landed at Heathrow airport with her 12-year-old son, Billy, with a six-month supply of cannabis oil, the most effective medicine she’d found for her young child’s epilepsy. She declared the medicine, which she’d legally bought in Canada, to British border officials, who confiscated...

Submitted by Marijuana News New laws in California and Canada, plus a high-profile UK medical case, have made it safer for nations to come out of the green closet. Three major developments in June, including the case of a...

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on July 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time as mother of epileptic boy hails ‘momentous occasion’

Submitted by Marijuana News A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms. Hannah Deacon, a mother of a boy with epilepsy, was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday carrying a five-month supply of the banned drug from Amsterdam. Licences for her son, Alfie Dingley, to be treated using cannabis were granted by the Home Office on 19 June after a long-running battle. It came the same day a young girl waiting for her own cannabis oil licence was rushed to hospital and placed on life...

Submitted by Marijuana News A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms. Hannah Deacon, a mother of a boy with epilepsy, was allowed to pass...

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on July 16, 2018 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Damian Marley was invited to the UK Parliament to discuss medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Musician and cannabis advocate Damian Marley says the legalization movement is picking up steam in the UK, where he was invited to discuss the issue at the British parliament recently, writes Calvin Hughes. “What’s very interesting is how rapid this discussion has picked [up] here in the UK,” Marley told GQ. “When I was here last summer, it didn’t have the momentum that it has now. That’s beautiful—how quickly people are listening to the realities of the benefits of marijuana.” Marley himself is a cannabis farmer. In 2016 he purchased an old prison complex in California...

Submitted by Marijuana News Musician and cannabis advocate Damian Marley says the legalization movement is picking up steam in the UK, where he was invited to discuss the issue at the British parliament recently, writes Calvin Hughes. “What’s very...

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