Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

"The long-term respiratory effects of cannabis differ from traditional smoking," authors concluded. "[C]annabis smoking does not appear to be carcinogenic."

UNITED KINGDOM: Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support Read the full article…

Tilray Exports 2:100 CBD Oil To The United Kingdom

Tilray exports CBD Oil to the UK

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, production and distribution, announced today that Tilray 2:100, a product produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada, was successfully imported into the United Kingdom, to supply a pediatric patient in need.   The changing regulatory measures in the United Kingdom (UK) previously prohibited the Read the full article…

Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Schizophrenia

"These findings suggest that CBD has beneficial effects in patients with schizophrenia," authors concluded.

UNITED KINGDOM: 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 Read the full article…

Study: CBD Administration Reduces Blood Pressure

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

UNITED KINGDOM: Oral CBD administration is associated with reduced blood pressure in healthy volunteers, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Investigators from the University of Nottingham assessed the effects of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in nine male subjects. Cannabidiol administration reduced resting systolic blood Read the full article…

Clinical Trial: THCV Lowers Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetics

Clinical Trials: THCV and Type 2 Diabetes

UNITED KINGDOM: The administration of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is positively associated with glycemic control in type 2 diabetics, according to the randomized, placebo-controlled data published in the journal Diabetes Care. Investigators from the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine assessed the twice daily administration of various cannabinoids (CBD or THCV or CBD and THCV in Read the full article…

Twins Study Finds No Evidence That Marijuana Lowers IQ In Teens

“It's a classic chicken-egg scenario,” he says.

UNITED KINGDOM: Roughly half of Americans use marijuana at some point in their lives, and many start as teenagers. Although some studies suggest the drug could harm the maturing adolescent brain, the true risk is controversial. Now, in the first study of its kind, scientists have analyzed long-term marijuana use in teens, comparing IQ changes Read the full article…

Study: High-Potency Marijuana Linked With Neural Damage

Scientists performed MRI scans on the brains of 56 patients who had visited a London hospital reporting a first episode of psychosis. The brains of 43 healthy participants were also scanned. All the participants were surveyed about their drug habits.

GREAT BRITAIN:  In scanning the brains of drug users, researchers at Kings College London found smokers of high-potency pot had smaller amounts of white brain matter inside their corpus callosum, a neural pathway connecting the left and right halves of the brain. While pot smokers generally showed more damage to the corpus callosum than non-smokers, Read the full article…

First Legal ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Cannabis Oil To Go On Sale In The UK

UK CBD are the first British company to sell ‘Charlotte’s Web’ cannabis oil since it was made legal on 31 July.

GREAT BRITAIN:  Cannabis oil has become increasingly sought after as an alternative treatment for a range of conditions including severe epilepsy, but legislators have been unwilling to legalise it due to its association with marijuana. Thanks to the work of advocates including CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta – who famously reversed his stance on medical marijuana to become a staunch Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization 2015: United Kingdom Could Legalize Weed After 150,000 Brits Sign Petition

"Legalizing cannabis could bring in £900m in taxes every year, save £400m on policing cannabis and create over 10,000 new jobs,"

GREAT BRITAIN: United Kingdom lawmakers may consider a bill that would legalize cannabis after an online petition garnered the support of more than 150,000 people. The petition asks for lawmakers to allow the sale, production and use of marijuana. Petitions that exceed more than 100,000 signatures require a formal response from the government and the House Read the full article…

Say Hello To The UK’s First Cannabis Pharmacy

Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims is the ‘ultimate skin saviour and well-being booster’.

UNITED KINGDOM: The UK’s first ever cannabis pharmacy is set to open its doors this week. Don’t be too quick to delete your dealer’s number however – the pharmacy sells health and beauty products, none of which can get you high. Carun UK, which will be based in Twickenham, London, aims to ‘harness the healing super-powers of hemp’ which is claims Read the full article…