Category Archives: United Kingdom

Thousands Of UK Patients Will Be Given Cannabis In Groundbreaking Study

The UK’s first large-scale cannabis study and biggest marijuana health investigation in European history has been announced, raising hopes that many of the country’s health professionals will finally be swayed on the efficacy of the drug for use in treating seven different health conditions. Substance reform organization Drug Science is administering the investigation, which is […]

While Lawmakers Discourage Vaping In US, Doctors in The UK Promote It

LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to promote e-cigarettes “as widely as possible” to people trying to quit. Public Health England’s advice is that vaping carries […]

Experts In The UK Want Medical Marijuana To Be Available For Free

A group of hundreds of professors, health experts, doctors, and politicians across UK political parties have signed on to letters calling for medical marijuana to be available for free in the United Kingdom. To make medical cannabis available at no cost to patients, prescriptions have to come from the National Health Service (NHS), the UK’s […]

European Union Approves CBD-Based Seizure Medication

The European Union has approved a CBD-based medicine as a treatment for seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy. The move by regulators with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) marks the first time a drug derived from cannabis has been approved for use in Europe. The medication, Epidyolex, is an oral solution rich in […]

UK Prime Minister Names Cannabis Legalization Advocate as Justice Advisor

Little more than a week into his premiership, Boris Johnson has tapped Blair Gibbs, one of the United Kingdom’s leading advocates of cannabis legalization, for a top post as special adviser on crime and justice policy. Since last November, Gibbs has worked as a senior policy advisor with the London-based industry group Centre For Medicinal […]

UK Lawmakers Aim to Fully Legalize Cannabis Within 10 Years

Sometimes all that’s needed for a policymaker to change their mind on marijuana legalization is a quick trip to a place where regulation is in place and the apocalypse has not yet arrived. Such was the case when members of UK parliament (MPs) made an exploratory visit to Canada’s rapidly evolving legal marijuana industry. The […]

Masked Activists Hand Out Nearly $1000 Worth of Cannabis in Manchester

There are growing calls in the United Kingdom to legalize recreational marijuana, with parliamentary officials even suggesting that it could be done in the next five years. But some people apparently aren’t willing to wait that long. A pair of individuals, both clad in black masks, were filmed in Manchester this month doling out free […]

Private Clinic Prescribing Cannabis to Children to Open in London

Children in London will soon have an outlet through which they can treat chronic illnesses with medical marijuana.  The Sapphire Medical Clinic is set to open next week in the British capital, making it the first private clinic in the city to offer medicinal cannabis prescriptions to youngsters. It is slated to open its doors […]

Canadian Company Exports Medicinal Cannabis Oil to UK

Canadian firm Tilray, Inc. has exported its first bulk shipment of medicinal cannabis oil to the United Kingdom, according to a press release from the company. The shipment comes after a controversy over another Tilray product led the U.K. government to approve the use of medical cannabis therapies for some seriously ill patients. The medicine […]

UK Talk Show Hosts Under Fire For Cutting Off Conversation With Cannabis Advocate

Fans of the UK morning talkshow This Morning are blasting its hosts for cutting short a segment featuring Charlotte Caldwell, a UK mother who has been at the center of a national controversy surrounding medical cannabis. Caldwell appeared on the show to discuss her ongoing difficulties accessing life-saving cannabis medication for her son Billy Caldwell, […]