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Medical Cannabis Products Will Soon Be Legal in United Kingdom

By | July 26th, 2018|epilepsy, featured, News, United Kingdom|

Medical cannabis products will be legal in the United Kingdom by autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a government review of the medicinal use of cannabis. Javid ordered the study in response to high-profile cases of young Britons denied cannabis treatments for serious medical conditions. Prior Cannabis Policy ‘Not [...]

U.K. Drug Policy Committee Calls for Legalization of Medical Cannabis

By | July 19th, 2018|featured, News, United Kingdom|

A U.K. drug policy committee has called for the legalization of medical cannabis. The Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) issued what it called “short-term advice” in acknowledging that cannabis has medicinal benefits and that doctors should be able to prescribe it for their patients. The committee also advised that cannabis should be [...]

Snoop Dogg’s VC and Imperial Tobacco Investing in Cannabis Biotech

By | June 29th, 2018|featured, News, Snoop Dogg, tobacco, United Kingdom|

Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital and Imperial Tobacco will invest $10 million in U.K. research firm Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies, it was announced today. Snoop is founder and general partner of Casa Verde Capital, a cannabis-focused investment company that launched in 2015. Oxford Cannabis Technologies is a biomedical startup that is researching cannabinoids [...]

Another Epileptic Child Granted License to Use Medical Cannabis in UK

By | June 19th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

The UK government has granted a license to use medical cannabis to another child with epilepsy. Alfie Dingley, a six-year-old from Kenilworth, England will now be able to use a medical marijuana therapy to treat his condition. The news comes after another UK boy, Billy Caldwell, received a similar license over the weekend. Home Secretary [...]

Severely Epileptic Boy Discharged From Hospital After Resuming CBD Treatment

By | June 18th, 2018|children, epilepsy, featured, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell has been discharged from the hospital after resuming treatment with medicinal cannabis oil. The U.K. boy made international headlines after border officials confiscated his medicine at Heathrow Airport last week. The main active ingredient of the medication is CBD, but it also has enough THC to make it a Schedule 1 controlled substance. [...]

12-Year-Old With Epilepsy Hospitalized After Four Days of Being Deprived of CBD Oil

By | June 15th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Paramedics have rushed young Billy Caldwell to the hospital after the boy suffered a series of epileptic seizures. British media is reporting that rescue medications failed to bring 12-year-old Billy out of “a massive intractable epileptic seizure.” First responders transported Billy to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Thursday night. He is now unconscious and fighting [...]

Boy with Epilepsy Has Seizure One Day After CBD Oil Is Confiscated

By | June 12th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

Billy Caldwell, a 12-year-old U.K. boy with epilepsy, has had his first seizure in months last night, his mother reports. The seizure comes just hours after U.K. border officials confiscated Billy’s medicinal cannabis oil at Heathrow Airport yesterday. The main active ingredient of the cannabis oil medication that Billy uses is CBD. But it also has [...]

Epileptic 12-Year-Old’s CBD Oil Seized at U.K. Airport

By | June 11th, 2018|children, epilepsy, News, United Kingdom|

U.K. border security officials at Heathrow Airport have seized CBD oil intended for a 12-year-old epilepsy patient. Charlotte Caldwell, the mother of Billy Caldwell, told reporters that the British government had “most likely signed my son’s death warrant.” Young Billy has a severe form of epilepsy that causes up to 100 seizures per day. He [...]

British Medical Journal Advocates For Decriminalizing All Drugs

By | May 14th, 2018|decriminalization, featured, News, Public Health, United Kingdom|

Advocates for cannabis legalization and decriminalization frequently frame their case as a social justice issue. Ending racially disparate mass incarceration, for example, has become a refrain among pro-cannabis progressives in the United States. But across the pond, some British doctors are adopting a different tact. Instead of drawing attention to the criminal injustice of the [...]

UK Police Suggest Prosecution For Those Mocking Tiny Drug Bust Online

By | May 12th, 2018|featured, News, Police, UK, United Kingdom|

While the stigma surrounding weed has certainly decreased, there are still, obviously, a lot of exceptions to the current zeitgeist. The UK is perhaps the biggest example of a country that remains behind the eightball in terms of marijuana acceptance. Today, however, they might have taken ‘unacceptance’ to a whole different level, as UK police suggest prosecution [...]