Cannabis prescriptions on the NHS are permitted only in very specific circumstances. Here, we speak to people who would like to see the drug made available for medicinal, rather than just medical use.
Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. However, much more rigorous scientific research must be done to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits to medical marijuana that can ease chronic pain and outweigh potential risks.
When your healthcare provider recommends using medical marijuana to find relief for your symptoms, it’s often not simply a matter of visiting a dispensary and leaving with a bag of pot. Choosing the right type of marijuana, the best method of delivery, and the best dosage can make a big difference to how you feel, and how well you respond to the treatment.
Researchers from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, working with staff from King’s College London, UCL and the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, say more needs to be done to make people aware of the levels of THC – the main psychoactive component – in the cannabis they are consuming.
Tired of politicians dodging the debate on the legalization and normalization of cannabis in all its forms – from recreational and medical to the embrace of hemp as an alternative to manmade materials that harm the planet? Then perhaps it’s time for a Citizens’ Assembly…
The tea, which is legal due to the low volumes of the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, is causing quite a stir in Fort William with customers – particularly some older women, popping in for a cup of the calming drink.
Darts legend Bobby George has called for “lifesaving” cannabis to be legalised, saying the drug is a “proper bit of kit”.
Police have branded plans which could see a cannabis club open in County Durham unhelpful in the fight against crime.
A mini cannabis farm was found in a resident’s home when he made a “bizarre” call to police about an alleged assault.
James Eames, 34, of Westhill Drive, Mansfield, claimed there would be “blood and bodies” in the house where he lived on the ground floor.
The headteacher of an infant school has sent a warning to all parents reminding them that cannabis is illegal in the UK, and children should not arrive with their clothes or bags smalling of the drug.