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.
Medicinal cannabis could offer patients significant relief from intractable epilepsy, but cost and access barriers remain, a review has found.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a groundbreaking bill to reduce barriers and expand scientific research into medical cannabis, a move that could be critical to convincing Republican lawmakers to support broader marijuana reform.
Rodrigo Martín was told by oncologists in Costa Rica that the cancer in his head had metastasized and that he had six months to live.
The new regulation also orders insurance providers to cover cannabis products prescribed by doctors.
Britain is set to see the greatest cannabis medical market growth rate in Europe between 2020-2025.
After being used therapeutically for thousands of years, a historic vote at the United Nations today has now finally recognised the medicinal value of cannabis.
From today, eligible patients in the UK will be able to apply for the UK’s new medical cannabis card – Cancard.
“Having been moved by heartbreaking cases involving sick children, it was important to me that we took swift action to help those who can benefit from medicinal cannabis,” said the then home secretary Sajid Javid, just before he took action to legalise its use for medical purposes in the UK on 1 November 2018.
Work has begun on a medicinal cannabis farm in Dumfries and Galloway following a public development agency investment.