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Can I Travel To Other Countries With A Medical Cannabis Prescription?

We asked an expert what patients should know before jetting off this summer.  There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to travelling abroad with a medical cannabis prescription – we asked an expert what patients should know before jetting off this summer.  Now that Covid restrictions have eased, many of us are looking forward …

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Latest Subsidy Funds Proves ‘Life Changing’ Medical Cannabis Prescriptions in Jersey

Jersey residents can now apply for a grant from the Sapphire Medical Foundation Jersey residents can now apply for a grant to fund a medical cannabis prescription, from the UK’s only medical cannabis charity, Sapphire Medical Foundation. Thanks to new funding, patients on the island of Jersey can now apply for a grant to fully …

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Latest Data Supports Efficacy of Medical Cannabis for Depression & Anxiety

A Canadian survey has found evidence to suggest that medical cannabis is associated with sustained improvements in anxiety and depression. The study is thought to be the largest to date examining medical cannabis for anxiety and depression In what is thought to be the largest dataset of its kind, Canadian researchers surveyed over 7,000 patients authorised …

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Surging Appetite for Medical Cannabis amongst UK Clinicians

Over 300 health professionals have signed up to learn more about medical cannabis in the UK since 2019. Over 300 health professionals have signed up to learn more about medical cannabis. Just two and half years after its launch, the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) now has revealed it now has over 300 members, as it prepares …

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Alfie Dingley Elatedly Shares His Two Years Seizure free Experience with Medical Cannabis

Hannah Deacon has called on UK bodies to review their stance on prescribing to other children. The mother of Alfie Dingley has challenged UK bodies blocking access to medical cannabis, as her son marks two years seizure free. Hannah Deacon, whose son Alfie is affected by severe epilepsy, has renewed calls for leading doctors and …

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US Medical Students Discloses Their Views on Cannabis for Research

A new study has explored the perceptions of cannabis among medical students in the US. New findings suggest medical students in the US have largely positive views on medicinal and recreational cannabis use – but more education is needed. A new study has delved deeper into the perceptions of cannabis among medical students in the …

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Insight on How Medical Cannabis Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System

The advent of medical marijuana legalisation has been well appreciated over the past decade. But since the early 1960s, researchers have been working around the clock to bring out the benefits of medical marijuana. And currently, some of the discoveries made over the years have made a huge impact in the quest to understand medical …

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World Sleep Day: Can Medical Cannabis Be A Ray of Hope For Chronic Insomnia?

On World Sleep Day, Dr Mark Weatherall of Sapphire Medical Clinics, explores whether medical cannabis could provide some hope for those suffering from chronic insomnia. World Sleep Day (18th March) is the annual celebration of healthy sleeping patterns and the awareness day for sleep disorders. It comes amid recognition that struggling to fall asleep or lying awake …

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MedCannID to Discontinue Services for Medical Cannabis Patients

The UK’s largest legal medical cannabis identification card has been forced to close. The UK legal medical cannabis patient verification scheme, MedcannID, has been forced to discontinue its services. Hundreds of UK cannabis patients are now MedcannID card holders, since the launch of its fully operational system in early 2021. In an email to patients, seen by …

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