Britain gets it’s first cannabis oil beer

March 14th, 2018|Cannabis, CBD|

A brewery are to release a beer containing cannabis oil . The new ale, named Buffalo Soldier, is the first brew in the UK to contain the special ingredient. Made at the Stockton Brewing Company in Teeside, the beer is named after the classic Bob Marley tune and punters will be able to get their hands on a bottle [...]

Idaho stamps out CBD bill

March 6th, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers broke out in turmoil during a last-minute attempt to advance the bill. Republican Sen. Tony Potts on Monday asked the Senate Health and Welfare Committee to give HB 577 a hearing. However, Potts was quickly gaveled [...]

Tennessee store accused of carrying CBD candy sees all charges dropped

March 2nd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD|

Authorities have dropped all charges in connection with “Operation Candy Crush,” a sting that targeted Tennessee stores accused of selling candy and other products containing a form of marijuana. District Attorney General Jennings H. Jones said in a Wednesday release that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has backed off its initial determinations. The TBI said [...]

Studies indicate that access to cannabis has led to lower opioid usage

March 2nd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

Patients routinely reduce or eliminate their use of prescription opiates following the use of medical cannabis; two recently published studies reaffirm this relationship. In the first study, published by the Minnesota Department of Health, investigators assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical cannabis access program. Among those patients known [...]

Virginia: Cannabis oil is one step closer to being available for medical patients

February 2nd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates, and both Republican and Democratic sponsors say they believe it will become law. The legislation would permit the use [...]

Will the X Games become more weed-friendly in Aspen?

January 29th, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

When you hold an extreme sports competition in a very cannabis-friendly location, does this mean the two will mix together? Truly, that remains to be seen, however, it would not be the first time that winter sports have had a connection to cannabis as in 1998 at the Winter Olympic Games, Ross Rebagliati, a professional [...]

There are many chronically ill patients for whom cannabis may ease the pain

January 18th, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

Patients who depend on cannabis to ease their pain have spoken out after Wales' AMs voted to lobby the UK Government to legalise the drug for medicinal use. The chronically-ill sufferers say the drug eases their pain and the current drugs law turns them into criminals. Assembly Members on Wednesday heard their pleas and backed [...]

Here’s what the experts have to say about Jeff Sessions’ cannabis policy

January 8th, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Edibles, Legalisation, Medical|

Days after California became the largest U.S. state to initiate regulated sales of cannabis to adults, a wave of uncertainty has crashed over America’s cannabis industry with the Justice Department’s elimination of Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move Thursday to rescind the Cole Memo and related guidance on marijuana has the potential to upend cannabis [...]

Britain’s unwillingness to seriously discuss cannabis reform defies logic

January 3rd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

There was great hilarity in the Johnston household on Christmas Day when the oldest member of our festive family gathering received an unlikely present: cannabis. Before the Met Police send their drugs squad round to confiscate the spliffs, I hasten to add that this was in the form of something called CBD oil, a compound [...]

Scotland set to reap millions from new cannabis industry

January 2nd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

SCOTLAND is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments. Researchers have examined the health properties of Cannabidiol (CBD) – which is the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – and ruled that there is now evidence to [...]

The Guardian launches it’s own cannabis column, check out the first one here

January 2nd, 2018|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

Today, California becomes the world’s largest legal marijuana market. It’s not the first American state to go fully legal, but with its outsized cultural influence and economy larger than France, it’s about to do for cannabis what Hollywood did for celluloid and Silicon Valley did for the semi-conductor. Already, 30 US states have legalized medical marijuana (Med). [...]

New study reveals the parts of cannabis which will be useful in treating psychosis

December 29th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms and were also more likely to be rated as “improved” by their psychiatrist, our latest study shows. Psychotic disorders affect two to three per cent of the population. They usually begin in early adulthood and the symptoms can be lifelong. Patients typically experience [...]

Can medical cannabis benefit dogs?

December 27th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

Alison Ettel, MBA, has never got high for fun, but she'd like to feed your dog cannabis. Why? Alison is the CEO of TreatWell Health, a Californian firm making medical marijuana products for people - and their canines. Her rivals include Treatibles, which sells a hemp oil "for animals of all kinds", and Pet Releaf, [...]

Meet the 70 year-old woman who claims cannabis is the key to feeling well

December 21st, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Edibles, Legalisation, Medical|

Ever sat and wondered what the secret to a long and healthy life is? Well wonder no more, because one grandmother reckons that she has the answer… cannabis.   Yes, Carol Francey, 70, said she has been smoking weed for five decades and ‘feels as fit as a fiddle’. In fact, she loves the plant so [...]

A study gives more evidence that CBD is effective in treating psychosis

December 20th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry. British researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD compared to placebo over a six-week period in a randomized trial of 88 schizophrenic patients. Participants ingested 1000mg of [...]

British teen who missed 8 years of school due to chronic fatigue is recovering thanks to cannabis

December 19th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

A teenager who missed eight years of school due to chronic fatigue has made an astonishing recovery after taking cannabis oil, his mum says. Tom Bethell's family say his life has been transformed since he started taking daily drops of cannabidiol or CBD, a legal form of cannabis. Tom, 15, from Norfolk, hasn't been to school for [...]

Cannabis is helping Olivia Newton-John in her second battle with cancer

December 15th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

Olivia, 69, told The Today Show she was using medical marijuana to help her through the pain. She explained: “ I take a lot of natural herbs and healing remedies and also medicinal cannabis that's helped me a lot. “'Initially I had a lot of pain. I don't have pain now.” Olivia’s husband John Easterling [...]

CBD could be a major turning point in the treatment of psychosis

December 15th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

A key component of medical marijuana could provide an “entirely new” type of treatment for mental health patients suffering with hallucinations and delusions. The first clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major psychoactive compounds in cannabis, found that it could relieve symptoms in patients with psychosis. CBD has a broadly opposite effect to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [...]

World Health Organisation finalises CBD rules

December 14th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and therefore should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations finalized today by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Concludes WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic [...]

No health concerns arise from CBD use study finds

December 12th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary reportcompiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” and that it does [...]

Cannabis nasal spray is now a thing

December 8th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

When listing off drugs you can snort up your nose, marijuana usually doesn’t make the list. But with cannabinoid-spiked nasal sprays, that’s now possible, though it might not be any different than smoking. Homemade cannabis nasal sprays have existed on the fringes of the medical weed market for years now, but a Colorado company recently released a [...]

Pam St Clement now uses cannabis every day to cope with her arthritis

December 4th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

Pam St. Clement as revealed that she uses medicinal cannabis every day. The former EastEnders star, who played Pat Butcher on the soap, uses cannabis-infused oil to soothe aches and pains. The 75-year-old actress suffers from Polymyalgia rheumatica, a form of arthritis which causes pain and stiffness in the shoulders and thighs.   It is common [...]

Another study, this time from New Mexico, finds legalising medicinal cannabis will reduce opioid use

November 28th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

University of New Mexico researchers say the legal availability of medical marijuana has the potential to reduce opioid use among chronic pain patients. The work of associate psychology professor Jacob Miguel Vigil and assistant economics professor Sarah See Stith was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE. The results indicate a strong correlation between enrollment in New [...]

Number of CBD users in UK has skyrocketed this year

November 27th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

The number of cannabis oil users across the UK has doubled in the space of one year, startling new figures reveal. Regulatory body data shows there are now 250,000 users across the home nations - up from the 125,000 recorded this time last year. Cannabis Trades Association UK also states there are now around 1,000 [...]

Why Britain’s NHS should be prescribing CBD

November 27th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

With vast numbers of people taking addictive and hazardous prescription painkillers, more investment needs to be made into natural, cannabis-derived alternatives like CBD. Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain will know that the effect on your life can be extremely corrosive. Next time you see someone walking down the street looking miserable, consider this: [...]

We may not bear the fruits until 2018 but the work towards cannabis tax revenue starts now

November 13th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Edibles, Legalisation, Medical|

The day after Election Day, Chris Lindley was smiling as he picked up campaign signs. It’ll be his easiest task for the foreseeable future, after helping pass Eagle County’s new marijuana tax. Ballot Measure 1A passed with 8,151 votes, 74 percent of the 11,056 ballots cast in the Tuesday, Nov. 7, election. “This is the [...]

How Europe contributes to the cannabis industry

November 9th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

Poland has just legalised medical cannabis. Germany is considering selling it in pharmacies and dispensaries. Several African nations also are mulling it over. Even the United Kingdom seems to be considering the prospect (though the Prime Minister’s government is opposed, so one should not be surprised if it comes to nought). US Market Hits Speed [...]

Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug looking for FDA approval

November 6th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc, which operates in the United States as Greenwich Biosciences, wrapped up its New Drug Application for Epidiolex, a formulation of the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of seizures associated with two specific [...]

Trump administration shuns evidence that cannabis can help deter opioid abuse

November 2nd, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality, the Chairman of the White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuana’s promising role in mitigating opioid abuse and dependency. In a letter sent today [...]

Cancer sufferer thanks cannabis for her cancer shrinking

November 1st, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

A grandmother has claimed a cancerous tumour in her breast has dramatically shrunk since she started taking cannabis oil. Lin Coxon was told she had a 33mm tumour that had invaded lymph nodes and muscle, and she would need eight rounds of chemotherapy followed by a lumpectomy and the removal of all the lymph nodes. [...]

Is cannabis legalisation just around the corner? Former Republican Chairman thinks so

October 30th, 2017|CBD, Legalisation|

There’s no better time than the present to discuss marijuana legalization according to Michael Steele, who helped shape national policy during his tenure as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Steele recently told Civilized that America is finally ready to take a critical look at its outdated drug policies. “Broadly speaking, the opportunity’s there now [...]

Cannabis oil cures woman’s sciatica within hours

October 27th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

A woman who spent 13 years in crippling pain that reduced her to tears says she has been cured thanks to cannabis oil. Brenda Davidson says she is virtually pain free since using the oil, which is legally available because it doesn’t contain THC. A day after trying her firstdrop of the oil she said: [...]

British teen boy saved from ‘brink of death’ by his mother buying illegal cannabis

October 24th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

Deryn Blackwell, from Norfolk, was sent to a hospice shortly after his 14th birthday to live out his final few days. He was frail and in extraordinary pain after a relentless battle with a one in a billion form of cancer, Langerhans cell sarcoma. But after his parents secretly gave him cannabis oil to ease his [...]

Jeff Sessions wants more competition among medical cannabis researchers

October 19th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he said he thought the current applicant pool of 26 was too many. His statement came in response to a question from Sen. Orrin Hatch, [...]

Lucky’s Market begins rolling out CBD products

October 10th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Edibles|

For a brief moment last month, it appeared Target was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the United States. But it turns out plucky Lucky’s Market is the national retailer disrupting the status quo. The Colorado-based natural foods chain backed by grocery giant Kroger Co. is now selling nearly a dozen brands of [...]

Cannabis cosmetics

October 3rd, 2017|Cannabis, CBD|

Cannabis food is something we have discussed a number of times here at Cannabis FYI, however, food is not the only consumer product being augmented with cannabis. As it turns out, the cosmetics industry is utilising cannabis in a big way, from soap to shampoo to face creams, is cannabis the cosmetic industries new secret [...]

Man who produced cannabis oil to an ailing boy faces hefty charges

October 2nd, 2017|CBD, Medical|

A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges. Mark Pedersen had been providing the oil to Jack Splitt before the boy’s Aug. 25, 2016, death.Jack, who was 15 when he died, had severe [...]

Cannabis working wonders for Aston Villa star’s brain-damaged niece

October 2nd, 2017|CBD, Medical|

Cannabis, the wonder drug that could, would and can but is often not given the time of day by medical professionals to work its wonders. However, there are some cases where cannabis can strut its medicinal stuff, where it is allowed to realise some of its largely untapped potential. Such is the case with 6 [...]

Cannabis is helping Seattle cancer patients deal with pain and stress

September 25th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

It's been a while since Washington State legalised marijuana, yet it is a state which is often overlooked when it comes to the cannabis conversation. Nonetheless, cannabis is widely used particularly in the city of Seattle, with it being applied in numerous scenarios to help patients cope with illness and whatever grievances or stresses which [...]

Study finds cannabis smokers are less likely to move on to harder drugs

September 22nd, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

But cannabis is a gateway drug, isn't it? At least that is what people have been claiming, rather bizarrely and with little evidence to suggest as much, for a number of years now. Everyone who has ever smoked cannabis or even someone who has actually researched into the effects off cannabis knows there is very [...]

The American Legion ramps up campaign for further research into cannabis as medicine

September 21st, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

American's veterans are national treasures, however, their needs constantly go unnoticed by the government. One in particular, the right to access medical cannabis for disorders such as PTSD which have arisen from their time in service, has been campaigned for and asked for now for a number of years, and it seems progress may be [...]

THC vs CBD – Which is more successful for pain relief?

September 12th, 2017|Cannabis, CBD, Medical|

THC and CBD are the two major substances derived from cannabis, CBD is the part which is generally associated with medical use, however, there has been an increased usage of THC to ease mental illness. Neither of this determines which is or which isn't more effective in terms of pain relief but with evolving medical [...]

Meet the former NFL player who doesn’t go anywhere without his CBD patch pain reliever

September 11th, 2017|CBD, Legalisation, Medical|

A number of athletes and the like have been vying for the opportunity to use CBD and cannabis-related products to help in the healing process for their strained muscles and bones. There has been much deliberation and discussion from governing bodies of multiple sports pertaining to whether athletes should be allowed to use CBD related [...]

FDA looks to the public for opinion on CBD

August 30th, 2017|CBD|

Whilst it may seem to be a positive occurrence when public opinion is counted in the process of reaching a legal decision, however, in the face of stark facts backed up by scientific evidence this seems all too unnecessary. With CBD deriving from cannabis which still holds somewhat of a negative stigma amongst many, some people [...]

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