Cannabis Oil

On hearing the term cannabidiol, you’d be forgiven if the first thing that popped into your head was cannabis. With the debate on whether to legalise the substance remaining divisive, it seems derivatives of the plant have garnered their own following. But, drugs aside, cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance that has become a trend among beauty brands and experts in recent times due […]

A dying man has pleaded with the Home Office to return the cannabis oil he relies on to ease his symptoms. Colin Robson has a brain tumour, and has found that the CBD oil has eased his pain, and boosted both his mood and energy levels. The 44-year-old was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, […]

After a recent acquisition, Curaleaf Holdings (CURLF) CEO Joseph Lusardi believes his company is poised to take over the cannabis industry. Last month, the Massachusetts-based company which bills itself as “most accessible cannabis company in the U.S.” acquired Oregon-based Cura Brands, which sells cannabis oil to retailers under the brand name Select, for $950 million. Curaleaf has […]

Specialist doctors can prescribe medications based on cannabis, which are most commonly used to treat epilepsy or chronic pain. However, some people have struggled to secure prescriptions, in part due to reluctance within the medical community. Last week a former police officer revealed that she smuggled cannabis oil into Scotland to treat her sick son. […]

A severely epileptic teenager and his family have launched a legal challenge against the NHS and department of health in Northern Ireland over access to his cannabis-based medicine. Charlotte Caldwell and her son Billy lodged papers at High Court in Belfast to contest the Health and Social Care Northern Ireland’s (HSCNI) decision to block GPs from prescribing the drug. Billy has a rare […]

People who have experienced serious trauma can now go to their GP and ask for cannabis oil, under a national trial examining the medicinal effect of marijuana. Patients as young as 18 up to the elderly are now able to seek treatment through the trial using cannabis oil for serious mental health conditions. Researchers behind […]

New cannabis products — like edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December. Regulations will come into effect on Oct. 17, and the products will be available two months later, Radio-Canada has learned. Details on the final regulations and timeline were released Friday by Health Canada. It’s expected a limited selection of […]

PORTLAND — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in a few years, according to a data analysis by The Associated Press. Much of the decline comes from consumers who, ill or not, got medical cards in […]