Cannabis Clinical Trials

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced the government is to review reclassifying cannabis for medicinal use in the wake of challenges by families whose children’s life threatening epileptic seizures were banished by cannabis products. Earlier this month, days after having his supply of anti-epileptic cannabis oil confiscated at Heathrow customs, 12-year-old Billy Caldwell was in […]

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s announcement to review medical cannabis in the UK marks a huge turning point, and could save many people’s lives. The cannabis plant has been needlessly demonised and politicised over the past 100 years. This movement culminated in the 1970s, with massive rafts of legislation brought in to schedule various drugs […]

What is cannabis oil? Cannabis oils are extracts from cannabis plants. Unprocessed, they contain the same 100 or so active ingredients as the plants, but the balance of compounds depends on the specific plants the oil comes from. The two main active substances in cannabis plants are cannabidiol, or CBD, and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. […]

What’s the different between cannabis and cannabis oil? Cannabis is a plant which can be used as a psychoactive drug and is therefore illegal to possess or supply in the UK. Because people smoke it, it can be harmful to the lungs and it has also been found to increase the risk of developing psychotic […]

“We have to do something, we have to do it quickly,” said the UK’s top health minister, Jeremy Hunt, just hours after the government reversed its approach to the use of cannabis oil in the treatment of epilepsy. “It does take time, because we’ve got to not only look at the law, we’ve got to look at the clinical […]

FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil, which is a banned substance in Britain, in London Thomson Reuters … read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-uk-authorities-release-confiscated-cannabis-after-boy-hospitalized-2018-6

FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil, which is a banned substance in Britain, in London Thomson Reuters … read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-uk-authorities-release-confiscated-cannabis-after-boy-hospitalized-2018-6

British authorities have released the medicinal cannabis oil they had confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalised suffering from seizures, the boy’s mother said on Saturday. Billy Caldwell, who is 12, had travelled to Canada with his mother Charlotte to obtain cannabis oil after Billy’s doctor was ordered to stop prescribing it. When […]

Alfie’s grandmother has described the condition as “a death sentence” as the amount of steroids currently needed to treat it can eventually lead to psychosis, organ failure and death. Last September, Alfie, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, went to the Netherlands to take a cannabis-based medication prescribed by a paediatric neurologist, and saw his seizures reduce […]