Health

Health

Exploring the links between smoking and schizophrenia

Today, I want to tackle the argument that “Cannabis causes schizophrenia”. This argument is a fundamentally misleading and untrue assessment of the clinical data.

Scientists in the UK are finally warning of the dangers of mixing cannabis with tobacco

The dangers of mixing cannabis and tobacco

The UK needs to catch up with rest of the world on cannabis laws to make it safer for consumers.

• Researchers say that the UK needs to take steps to reduce harm from cannabis use
• Cannabis combined with tobacco, mainly used by Europeans, poses the most serious health risks

Following a new study, scientists are now calling for the UK Government to take a serious look at how they can make cannabis even safer than it already is.

These people in the UK are ditching their pharmaceutical medications for cannabis

ISMOKE Special Report

Yesterday we reported on the newest study into the relationship between cannabis and pharmaceutical medication, after researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria found that patients suffering from chronic pain and mental health issues were ditching their traditional opioid-based medications in favour of cannabis.

But why are so many people making the transition from legal prescriptions to a currently illegal alternative and ditching pharmaceutical medications for cannabis?

New study finds patients with legal access are choosing cannabis over opioids

A new study conducted in Canada has found that patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat chronic pain and mental health issues. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria conducted the study.

Billy Caldwell’s mum: “fight for legal medicinal cannabis oil in Northern Ireland has been won”

Belfast Live is reporting that Medical Cannabis patient Billy Caldwell’s mum is now able to treat him in Northern Ireland with full-spectrum cannabis oil produced locally.

Billy suffers with intractable epilepsy, a seizure disorder in which a patient’s seizures fail to come under control with traditional treatment.

CBD for Generalised Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Generalised Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Generalised Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a very common and impairing condition and today – despite several guidelines or consensus statements issued over the past few years – its management still remains a huge problem. 

Social anxiety disorder (formerly known as “social phobia”) is a much more common problem than past estimates have led us to believe.  Millions of people all over the world suffer from this devastating and traumatic condition every day, either from a specific social anxiety or from a more generalised social anxiety.

A Rose By Any Other Name [Medical Cannabis Documentary]

A Rose By Any Other Name is a Medical Cannabis Documentary produced, directed and edited by Made by Manchester Productions.

There aren’t too many medical cannabis documentaries from the UK, when compared to the amount of marijuana content that is produced in the United States. This is because legal access for many Americans has resulted in much more of a relaxed culture when it comes to cannabis.

Cannabis and Autism : Self-Medicating with Cannabis

Autism and Cannabis

Autism is a condition that affects an individual’s ability, both to communicate and understand. This means that the forming of relationships can be difficult due to lack of social understanding.

This may take the form of not knowing how to act in social situations, not recognising tones of voice or even understanding facial expressions in a way that most people find natural. Learning disabilities will vary in each individual across the autistic spectrum and we are still learning more about Autism.

Did you know that there are around 700,000 people in the UK living with autism? That’s more than 1 in 100 people.

Dying for Weed BBC Documentary – ISMOKE Review

Dying For Weed

For the past 24 hours, I’ve been in deep thought after watching almost the entire BBC Drugs Map of Britain series. I was hooked after watching ‘Dying For Weed‘.

Dying for Weed follows Journalist Poppy Begum who explores the underground world of medicinal cannabis in the UK, meeting seriously ill people who use cannabis to treat themselves.

The film features Jeff Ditchfield who supplies medicinal cannabis oil, and other medical users, and contains a lot of information about cannabis, along with some harrowing scenes (one poor chap is using what looks like soap bar to medicate.)

Medicinal Cannabis Focus : Cannabis for Crohns Disease

cannabis for crohns disease

We’ve teamed up with Piff Advisor to run a series on ISMOKE about the many medicinal benefits of cannabis, and this week the focus is on Cannabis for Crohns Disease.

It’s great to tell people that cannabis is a Medicine, but sometimes it’s hard to back yourself up without having some proper evidence available to support the cause.

Cannabis and Dreaming – Do You Remember Your Dreams?

cannabis and dreaming
I read this excellent article on Leafly today about cannabis and dreaming, and it got me thinking about my own experience with dreaming (or lack thereof) since I became a regular cannabis user 8 years ago.

Charlotte’s Web Vape Pens & Topical Infused Gel UKCBD Review

ISMOKE Reviews Charlottes Web

Over the past couple of months ISMOKE has been working to establish relationships with companies operating in the CBD market here in the UK.

Last week we went to meet UKCBD, a CBD product distributor based in Kent who sell a range of CBD products from a variety of sources on-site. 

Since Curing His Cancer with Cannabis Rick Simpson Has Helped over 5000

rick simpson oil

After Healing His Own Cancer with Cannabis, Self-Taught Doctor Helped over 5000 Patients

“I always tell people – Cannabis will cure you, and you will see that at present, it is the best cure there is in the world!”

Rick Simpson, one of the world’s cannabis icons and activists for legalisation of marijuana, has healed more than 5000 people with cannabis oil – after he was diagnosed with the most severe skin cancer in 2002 and cured the dreaded disease using hemp oil.

NSUK CBD Product Review

As we continue our quest to map the UK CBD market, we are speaking with several CBD companies about the products they have to offer. One of these companies is NSUK (Natural Supplements UK) CBD who have been making cannabis oil since 2012.

One thing we were particularly impressed with about NSUK CBD from the outset was their friendly approach – they were happy to answer our questions about their products and also sent us lab reports on cannabinoid content. The products arrived well-packed by recorded delivery.

Medipen CBD Vaporiser Review

We have had a big focus on the benefits of CBD recently, and the plan is to eventually write a comprehensive guide for ISMOKE about buying Cannabidiol products in the UK, including best methods for consumption, which products to use, and ideal dosage, depending on requirements. Today’s article is about the new Medipen CBD Vaporiser.
Although we have been using CBD supplements for the past couple of months, we haven’t tried vaping it, so we were excited to receive a CBD Vaporiser this week from Medipen.co