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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

The Benefits of CBD Oil

Did you know that CBD oil is both legal and already available to buy in the UK?

It comes in all shapes and sizes and contains many of the medicinal benefits of medical cannabis – minus one thing – the THC.

The absence of THC (in anything but minuscule doses) means that CBD oil does not get you high, meaning the oil can be sold as a dietary supplement legally in the UK. Yet this has received next to no media coverage.

Medical Cannabis for Asthma

Medicinal Cannabis is being used to treat a whole range of medical conditions, one of them being Medical Cannabis for asthma.

As counterintuitive as it sounds vaping or even smoking some strains of cannabis has been shown to help relieve asthma symptoms in patients. Whilst this information is nothing new, we wanted to share the beneficial effects of medical cannabis for asthma sufferers.

Whoopi Goldberg Launching Cannabis Products to Help Women Deal with Menstrual Pain

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg is the latest celebrity to endorse and invest in Medical Marijuana in the US.

Inspired by her own lifetime of difficult periods, Goldberg has teamed up with founder of Om Edibles, Maya Elisabeth, to create a line of Medical Marijuana products aimed at helping women treat menstrual pain.