Tag: Cannabis

Hundreds are paying for private medical cannabis prescriptions

‘Hundreds’ of epilepsy and MS patients are paying up to £800 a month for private medicinal cannabis because ‘nothing has changed’ since health chiefs made them legal on the NHS Specialist doctors can prescribe unlicensed marijuana containing THC  There is thought to have been very few, if any, prescription on the NHS  NICE ruled cannabis

‘Cannabis addiction’ gene has been discovered by scientists

‘Cannabis addiction gene’ that could make people more likely to abuse the drug is discovered by scientists in a ‘really important’ breakthrough Gene CHRNA2 regulates a ‘nicotine receptor’ in the brain, scientists have said  Low levels of this receptor has been linked to an increased of marijuana abuse Discovery could help medics treat and even

Study points to increased risk of harm from cannabis across Europe

Cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have significantly increased in potency and in price, according to the first study to investigate changes in cannabis across Europe. The study, published today in the journal Addiction by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, draws on data collected from across 28 EU Member states, as

First FDA-Approved Cannabis Drug Now Available in U.S.

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 — The first cannabis-based medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now available by prescription nationwide. Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution approved for use in patients age 2 years and older with two types of epileptic syndromes, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, CNN reported. The FDA approved

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal, published in the American Journal of

Florida’s Ban On Smokable Medicinal Pot Ruled Unconstitutional In Major Victory For Medical Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana gets a well-deserved victory in the Sunshine State. Smokable medicinal marijuana just earned a hard-fought victory in Florida. In a recent decision, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional. Back in 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 which allowed

Zimbabwe legalises cannabis for medical, scientific use

Zimbabwe has legalised production of cannabis for medicinal or scientific use, according to new regulations seen by AFP Saturday. A statutory instrument entitled Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use Regulations, said prospective producers can apply to the health ministry for a licence to grow cannabis but under strict conditions. “An application shall be