Cannabis News This Week 19th August 2016

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Wife Made Hubby Cannabis Butter To Help His Back Pain

A devoted wife made cannabis butter to help ease her husband’s back pain, a court heard on Thursday. Kevin Munro, 54, who had also had the drug in tea before police raided their home found ten plants growing upstairs.

The Magistrates Court in Nottingham heard that the harvest could have been worth between £2,800 and £8,400 on thecity streets.

The Judge described it as “a significant amount of cannabis” but accepted that they had it for pain relief and not profit.

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Source: nottinghampost.com

 

 

NHS Tests A Cannabis Product For The First Time

A CBD vaporiser that has helped thousands of people suffering from a variety of conditions is being tested by the NHS. It is an unprecedented step that could increase scrutiny on the medical benefits of cannabis and have a huge impact on the UK’s legislation on it.

The Medipen is a legal way to consume CBD, which, unlikeTHC, is non-psychoactive and has been on sale for a year now and has got very positive feedback, relieving the pain of people with everything from depression and anxiety to arthritis and fibromyalgia.

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Source: independent.co.uk

 

Cannabis Festival Could Move From Teeside After Arguments About Noise

A controversial festival may quit Teesside after a storm engulfed this year’s event. Organizers of Canna Camp Cannabis Fest say the event will go ahead in 2017 but it could be held in the Midlands. The pro-cannabis event sparked national headlines after police dealt with just one complaint about noise.

Organizer Michael Fisher said offers have flooded in from around the UK to stage the event, dubbed Britain’s only legal festival.

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Source: gazettelive.co.uk

 

Former Barclays Bank Golden Boy Invests in Cannabis Farm In California

Roger Jenkins, the millionaire banker is set to get into the cannabis trade after investing in a venture to grow marijuana. The former Barclays financier is backing a fund which has bought land in California for producing cannabis (according to Bloomberg) Medicinal use of cannabis is legal in the state and this November a vote is being held on whether it should be legalized and taxed for recreational consumers.

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Source: thisismoney.co.uk

 

Could Medical Marijuana Break The Painkiller Epidemic?

The iconic pop star Prince was hospitalized 6 days previous to his death after possibly overdosing on Percocet. His death involved overdosing on another painkiller, fentanyl. Both of these are among the prescription opioids that relieve the pain of millions of US Citizens every year, often at the price of their needing ever greater amounts and the risk of overdose. America “is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Prescription opioid overdoses caused more than 165,000 deaths in Americans between 1999 and 2014, and the health and social costs of abusing such drugs are estimated to be as much as $55 billion per year. The problem has led the experts to scramble for a less dangerous alternative for pain relief and some research points to medical cannabis.

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Source: scientificamerican.com