Monthly Archives: December 2021

UK Epileptic Children Denied Cannabis Prescriptions

In countries around the world where medical cannabis is illegal, it’s generally assumed that a change in law will bring about safer access for patients. It’s often children with life-threatening seizures who are the catalysts for change. And yet in the UK, where cannabis was rescheduled in 2018, this extremely vulnerable patient group is struggling…

Free Speech Under Attack in Czech Cannabis Crackdown

The Czech Republic and especially its capital Prague have won a cachet among the international cannabis-cognoscenti. But now a local magazine dedicated to the cannabis culture may be forced to close by legal action — with its editor under threat of prison time. Of all the post-communist countries in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic is…

Medicinal Terpenes

Terpenes produce more than just scents. These secret weapons and key communicators of the plant world – about 20,000 distinct chemicals have been identified so far – can also induce a wide range of biological effects. There’s evidence that some plant terpenes can improve cognition, block pain, kill harmful bacteria, cause hallucinations, inhibit inflammation, fight…