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Despite the re-scheduling of cannabis-based medicines almost 2-years ago in the UK, patient access to medical cannabis remains extremely limited with only a few hundred scripts issued to date, predominantly within the private medical sector.   A lack of understanding of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and...

While current research has mainly been focused on the role cannabinoids in pain management, neurological conditions, mood disorders and cancers, new studies are demonstrating how cannabinoids could be utilised to treat skin conditions and are emerging as a promising new area of interest. Here we...

Fibromyalgia is a disorder of chronic pain which affects somewhere between 1.8 million and 2.9 million people in the UK. It is a subjective condition with no clear understanding of the triggers or pathology and with no objective signs or diagnostic tests. Typically, fibromyalgia remains misdiagnosed for...

Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple drugs or more than are medically necessary, is a growing problem across the western world and unfortunately has become the norm rather than the exception in older adults. In the UK it is estimated that around half of...

A recent report conducted by Public Health England found that 1 in 4 people in England are taking addictive prescription medicine such as antidepressants, sleeping pills and opioid pain killers. People living in deprived areas are also more likely to be taking medicines for longer and...

Kicking off the New Year - and a new year of fresh developments for Medical Cannabis - our very own Dr Leon Barron recently recorded a podcast for The Cannabis Conversation. Speaking with Anuj Desai, creator of The Cannabis Conversation, Dr Barron shared his thoughts...

Medical Cannabis is still something of a new-topic within the UK, which remains generally poorly understood by most doctors and largely unavailable for patients seeking it in the hope that it may provide symptoms relief where other more conventional therapies have failed. Since the re-scheduling of...