This is Cole Thomson at football practice. Shortly after this video was taken Cole took a seizure on the pitch. The six-year-old's distraught mother has this week made a heart-wrenching plea for a life-saving cannabis cure so her boy can have a fighting chance of a seizure-free Christmas. With time running out to source the potentially miraculous drug Cole so desperately needs to cure his paralysing stroke-like seizures, mum Lisa Quarrell has bravely spoken out about her recurring nightmare – and laid bare the devastating impact these traumatic episodes are having on the Newlandsmuir lad’s health. The East Kilbride News has told how the single mum-of-two is battling for access to medical cannabis to save her severely epileptic son’s life. Lisa, 37, has pleaded with policy-makers, begged for backing from politicians while raising thousands of pounds for other desperate families – and she launched the UK-wide Parents of Hope campaign to push for the reform of … [Read more...] about Desperate mum fighting for life-saving cannabis cure reveals daily heartbreak
DOCTORS are now able to prescribe cannabis oil to patients in a long-awaited change to regulations. The legal low-concentrate CBD oil is said to be beneficial for treating a number of complaints as well as promoting sleep, boosting appetite and reducing anxiety, stress and depression. What is cannabis oil and is it legal in the UK? CBD cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. Cannabis oil is usually consumed orally, and has a very distinct taste. This low-concentrate version of the oil is available to buy in the UK and is not illegal. Products are required to contain less than 0.05% THC. THC (or Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes users feel "high". There have been high profile calls for higher concentration oil to be made legal. The family of epilepsy sufferer Billy Caldwell, 12, were granted an exemption by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take concentrated CBD cannabis oil after insisting it … [Read more...] about What is cannabis oil, what is CBD used for, is it legal in the UK and is it available on prescription?
At Eats of Eden health food store in Limerick, staff were keeping a close eye on the global cannabis trend. They could see that cannabidiol was making huge waves in the US and Canada. It was seen as a legal alternative to marijuana and there were claims it was beneficial for a plethora of health problems — from epilepsy to pain, anxiety to sleep difficulties.“We knew it would ripple over to Ireland, that it would take off here,” says Eats of Eden proprietor Cillín Cleere, a nutritional therapist with a degree in biochemistry and one of the first to stock it in Ireland.Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the major cannabinoids in the cannabis plant — out of a total of more than 110 in the plant. It’s also found in hemp. CBD is not psychoactive in the same way THC is, so it won’t make you high. Its pharmacology is different to THC, the principal euphoria-inducing psychoactive agent in cannabis.Charlotte’s Web is one of the most high-profile CBD … [Read more...] about Cannabis cure? What you weed to know about CBD oil
Northern Ireland 15 February 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38975663 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The mother of a County Tyrone boy with uncontrollable epilepsy says other children with the condition should be allowed to try a form of cannabis oil.Charlotte Caldwell claims her son Billy is 21-days … [Read more...] about Mum’s plea over medicinal cannabis
A man who cultivated a cannabis farm in a leafy coastal road more than a year ago says he was trying to make cannabis oil to cure his pain. Stephen Menton, 54, had managed to grow 256 plants at his home at Station Road, Thornton, Preston Crown Court was told.Prosecuting, Hanifa Patel said police had attended hios address on January 4, 2017, and a police officer had detailed finding various associated paraphernalia alongside the plants.She added: " Following his arrest Mr Menton was interviewed." He gave an explanation he was growing cannabis for his own personal use. "He had obtained oil from a chemist to self medicate because he said he was in a great deal of pain."The defendant hard nothing further until receiving a summons in the post in March 2018, the court heard.He attended Blackpool Magistrates' Court on April 17 and pleaded guilty to cultivating the 256 plants.However the value of the yield of cannabis oil has not been estimated.His defence lawyer Paul Robinson asked for his … [Read more...] about Man grew more than 250 cannabis plants to make his own oil, court hears