Category: Medical

  • Singapore Olympic star banned due to cannabis

    Singapore Olympic star banned due to cannabis

    Joseph Schooling, winner of the first Olympic gold medal for Singapore has been banned from competing after admitting that he took cannabis when he was visiting Vietnam in May. The swimmer became a national hero after winning the country’s first ever gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Singapore, a nation known for their […]

  • Majority of British would use medicinal cannabis

    Majority of British would use medicinal cannabis

    The majority of British people would consider using cannabis as a treatment, particularly if prescribed by a doctor. A study by the cannabis clinic Mamedica found that 60% of their survey would use medicinal cannabis rather than traditional medicine. Another 89% would consider taking cannabis if it was prescribed by their doctor and 59% were […]

  • LSD improves memory and learning new study shows

    LSD improves memory and learning new study shows

    A new peer reviewed study in the journal Experimental Neurology has shown that lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD as it is commonly known, can help people suffering with traumatic brain injury, promote cardiac health and further can improve memory and cognitive ability. The study was conducted by a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst […]

  • Synthetic cannabis use is lower in legalised states

    Synthetic cannabis use is lower in legalised states

    Synthetic cannabis which can often contain illegal and often toxic chemicals has been found to be less of a problem in the states where cannabis is legal. Types of synthetic cannabis on the black market include “Spice” and “K2”. These drugs have been shown to cause seizures, psychosis, confusion and agitation. New research published in […]

  • New medical study finds no link between cannabis use and respiratory related hospital visits

    New medical study finds no link between cannabis use and respiratory related hospital visits

    A new medical study has found that cannabis use does not appear to be related to respiratory related emergency department visits when compared with non users of the drug. The study conducted by a team based in Canada studied 35,114 individuals in Ontario. The second largest province in Canada legalised recreational cannabis in 2018. Of […]

  • Indonesia making moves for cannabis legalisation

    Indonesia making moves for cannabis legalisation

    Indonesia is exploring the possibility of legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes as the plight of a mother caught the attention of the public and government. They would follow their Asian neighbours Thailand who recently relaxed their laws to allow or cannabis consumption. The move has come as a shock to some due to the stringent […]

  • Free medical cannabis for patients in Sicily

    Free medical cannabis for patients in Sicily

    The regional government of Sicily will now pay for medical cannabis for some patients. Sicilian health official Ruggero Razza has signed a decree to give the drug free-of-charge to people affected by chronic pain, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, reports Italian news agency ANSA. Medical cannabis has been legal across Italy since 2013, but patients […]

  • Cannabis proves effective against hospital superbugs

    Cannabis proves effective against hospital superbugs

    One of the many compounds found within marijuana plants has been isolated and tested against drug-resistant superbugs. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario believe they have conducted successful experiments in killing off some bacteria which are responsible for thousands of hospital deaths throughout the world. The academics identified cannabigerol (CBG) was highly effective against methicillin-resistant […]

  • Cannaray announces first UK cannabis prescription for toddler

    Cannaray announces first UK cannabis prescription for toddler

    Cannaray has fulfilled a medical cannabis prescription to a three-year-old British girl – the medical cannabis and CBD firm’s first in the UK. Jorja Emerson, who suffers from severe epilepsy, is one of the few patients in the UK to access treatment since medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018. Jorja’s father is […]

  • Botanacor unveils Denver testing lab

    Botanacor unveils Denver testing lab

    Botanacor Laboratories has opened a new laboratory testing facility in Denver that the company says will increase capacity 10-fold. Botanacor, which undertakes testing of hemp and hemp-derived CBD products, says its microbiology and molecular biology labs have been specifically designed and engineered to include a filtered air handling system to manage containment, providing proper channels […]