Category Archives: United Kingdom

Call For UK Prisons To Trial Free Cannabis To See If It Cuts Drug Deaths

Prisons should trial free cannabis schemes for drug-dependent inmates to ascertain whether it could reduce overdose deaths, bring down violence and help people overcome opioid addiction, a police and crime commissioner has said. The North Wales PCC, Arfon Jones, said that if justice authorities were serious about reducing harms and violence in prisons, “they should […]

Mother Fears Son Could Die As Brexit Stops Medical Cannabis Supply

Government gives two weeks notice that access to epilepsy treatment for nine-year-old Alfie Dingley will end. The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a rare and severe form of epilepsy has told how she fears her son could die after the government announced his supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine from the Netherlands would stop […]

Cannabis Oil: ‘I’ve Spent £34,000 To Keep My Epileptic Daughter Alive’

Tannine Montgomery says she has spent £34,000 and broken the law to keep her daughter alive. Six-year-old Indie-Rose, from Clare in Suffolk, has severe epilepsy and can have up to 50 seizures a month without medical cannabis oil. Since it was legalised two years ago, only a handful of NHS prescriptions have been issued. The […]

Telford Girl’s ‘Miracle’ Response To Medical Cannabis

A seven-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy has made an “amazing” recovery after beginning a medicinal cannabis oil treatment, her family said. Sienna Richardson, from Telford, was diagnosed with Landau Kleffner syndrome. The family secured a prescription from a private practice for her – which her mother said had been a “miracle”. They are […]

Brexit Letter Threatens To Leave Epileptic Children Without Access To Life-Saving Medicine

Medical cannabis prescriptions can help reduce seizures in youngsters. Children with severe epilepsy are at risk of losing access to potentially life-saving medical cannabis at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Campaigners say that some 40 severely epileptic children and their families may no longer be able to obtain medication […]

Medical Cannabis Patients Need No Longer Travel To Netherlands For Medication

Delivery service established in April due to Covid-19 to be made permanent. Patients who are prescribed medical cannabis products will no longer need to travel to the Netherlands to collect their medication, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. A delivery service from the Netherlands to Ireland to assist patients of licensed clinicians in […]

‘World’s First’ Mince Pie Containing Cannabis Extract Created By Great British Bake Off Star From Sheffield – And This Is The Recipe

A Sheffield cook who starred in the Great British Bake Off has devised what is claimed to be a world first – a mince pie containing cannabis extract. Howard Middleton – who appeared on the fourth series of the TV contest in 2013 – has produced a recipe for a gluten-free, vegan-friendly festive treat that […]

Ireland Needs To Have The Adult Conversation About Medical Cannabis

A woman who smokes cannabis to deal with her back pain has said Ireland needs to have ‘the adult conversation’ about the drug. There has been a lot of conversation surrounding legislation and access to medical cannabis. In 2019, legislation was passed to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a […]

State Urged By Cork Mother To Let Medicinal Cannabis Deliveries Continue

A Cork mother is calling on the Department of Health to allow medical marijuana to be delivered to her severely epileptic daughter post-Covid-19. Vera Twomey said that the drug has saved her daughter Ava’s life, leaving her 95% seizure-free, happy, able to attend school and independent of heavy medications. She had been travelling every 12 […]

Cannabis CBD Oil Transformed The Lives Of Two Cambs Mums – Now They Sell It

They have jokingly been branded ‘drug dealers’ by their teenagers. Two mums who made friends at the school gates have been jokingly branded “legal drug dealers” by their teenage children, after they joined forces to launch a cannabis oil business worth around £125,000 from their kitchen table. When cannabidiol (CBD) oil made Samantha Day, 49, […]