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Tue
08
Sep

Medical Cannabis: What is it and is it legal in the UK

Charlotte Caldwell, the mother of 15-year-old Billy Caldwell, has brought her legal campaign to acquire medicinal cannabis for him through the NHS to an end.

Mrs Caldwell and her son made headlines in 2018 when officials at London’s Heathrow airport confiscated cannabis-based medicine from them, which had been obtained in Canada to treat his epilepsy.

Wed
19
Aug

U.K. family seeks judicial review of what they regard as rigid medical cannabis rules

The parents of a three-year-old, U.K. boy diagnosed with severe epilepsy are advocating for a groundbreaking judicial review of what they argue are inflexible rules that effectively block  National Health Service (NHS) physicians from prescribing cannabis oil.

The couple argues that the oil has afforded not only their son, but other children as well, a vast improvement in health and quality of life.

Tue
11
Aug

U.K. athletes to face shorter bans for recreational drug use

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Fri
07
Aug

Man sentenced to over a year in prison for growing more than 40 cannabis plants at home

Gary Widdowson, 34, had the cops visit on an unrelated matter. But then they found cannabis in the house.

Authorities were at Gary Widdowson’s house on an unrelated matter but what they stumbled upon landed the 34-year-old a prison sentence.

Police found more than 40 plants growing in his home, in addition to scales and dried cannabis. Widdowson, a resident of Vicars Walk, U.K., was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to “two counts of possession with intent to supply at a previous hearing,” Worksop Guardian reports.

Fri
31
Jul

UK Introducing PLEA: the patient run medical cannabis advocacy group

Founded by a team of patient advocates with experience in the medical cannabis sector, PLEA has been set up to accelerate the integration of medical cannabis within mainstream UK healthcare.

Advocating for better quality of life for medical cannabis patients, PLEA – Patient Led Engagement for Access – is working with patients, researchers, clinicians, and prescribers with an aim to improve access to medical cannabis by overcoming barriers such as finance and geographical location, and by removing stigmas attached to the medicine.

Tue
28
Jul

UK: First medical cannabis patient to receive funding for one year

Sapphire Medical Foundation has announced its first patient has secured medicine funding for one year.

Two years following the rescheduling of cannabis-based medicinal products in the UK, Sapphire Medical Foundation has announced its first patient has successfully proceeded through the grant making processes and has seen a clinical specialist who has confirmed eligibility for treatment with cannabis-based medicines.

Fri
24
Jul

UK’s National Health Service To Manufacture Medical Cannabis Oil

Interest in medical cannabis oil has increased exponentially in recent years as news stories about suffering patients finding relief from the substance have spread to virtually every corner of the planet.

Medical cannabis has been found by many suffering patients to be safe and effective at treating their condition(s).

Tue
21
Jul

United Kingdom: THC-infused fake Nerds candy sold to children at schools

For the second time in as many weeks, U.K. police are cautioning the public to be on the lookout for knockoff Nerds brand candies that contain THC and are being directly marketed to children and young people.

According to the Daily Mail, it may be that dealers who are not receiving cash from people on the street amid COVID-19 and related restrictions have opted to check out school children as a new revenue source.

Tue
14
Jul

Court hearing to decide if NHS will cover cost of cannabis medication

A landmark court hearing is set to decide whether the NHS should cover the cost of a patient’s cannabis medicine.

Charlotte Caldwell, whose son Billy relies upon medicinal cannabis to keep him alive, has a landmark court hearing in Belfast Crown Court on September 7, 2020 to decide whether the NHS will cover the cost of his cannabis medication. This case could have groundbreaking implications for Billy and other UK patients who rely on medicinal cannabis.

Thu
09
Jul

Could Hemp Reform Contribute to the UK’s ‘Green Recovery’?

The environment – and modern society’s impact on it – has consistently made headlines over the last few years. With Extinction Rebellion closing down London for weeks alongside various other large-scale demonstrations around the world, the need for change has never been more clear. 

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