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Howdy thermidor<ks! Seems medical cannabis is dominating the headlines this week...

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Jamie Bonthron
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Howdy thermidor<ks! Seems medical cannabis is dominating the headlines this week...

Howdy thermidor<ks!

Seems medical cannabis is dominating the headlines this week – and for good reason. But all the talk around access has got one thermidor<k thinking about our sitch here in the UK: in order to boost patient numbers (currently less than 40,000 here) should we collectively be looking to reach those in the ‘medcreational’ space.

By that, we mean both:

  • Those self-medicating via the illicit market
  • Those looking for access to legal cannabis who meet clinic criteria

Arguably, they’re one and the same: but there are clear differences.

What do you think? Comments welcome below.

Ukraine Signs Medical Cannabis Bill

Yes, it’s finally official – Ukraine’s President Zelensky has signed the nation’s first medical cannabis bill. As the country continues to fight Russian forces for control, it’s thought that many affected by PTSD and other mental health issues could benefit from access to cannabis.

Altered Carbon (emissions)

UK Cultivates World's First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Weed

The mounting carbon footprint of growing weed is a key concern for many. But one UK producer is committed to finding a solution. Glass Pharms, based in Wiltshire, has created the world’s first indoor-grown, carbon-neutral cannabis.

Can you even sue a government?

Thai Govt. Expects Legal Backlash Over Rec Ban

As the maelstrom of Thailand’s decision to ban recreational cannabis rages on, it’s thought that the government could face numerous lawsuits from operators and retailers who’ve gone all-in on adult-use cannabis consumption.

Cubao Expo-Style

Manila Makes Medical Mainstream

As Thailand rolls back its stance on cannabis, another South East Asian nation begins its journey anew. The Philippines has now legalised medical cannabis – but not everyone’s happy about it.

We're Wide Awake (!)

Can't Get No Sleep?

New data from a recent UK clinical study shows that medical cannabis can significantly improve insomnia – a condition that affects some 10% of the population. That said, more data is needed – and more data = more medical cannabis patients.

Easy on the catnip...

Animal Magic

It’s not just humans that can enjoy the healing powers of cannabis – animals can too. And both domestic and zoo animals are benefitting – according to this piece from The New York Times.

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