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
Two brothers that suffer from a rare condition that will eventually turn their bones black and attack their joints, could be denied access to new treatments because of Brexit, their father has warned. Julien and Daniel Sireau were born with a condition called alkaptonuria – also known as black bone disease or AKU. The extremely rare genetic condition affecting around one person in every 250,000. “We found out a few months after Julien’s birth, when we saw his nappies were going red-black,” their father, Nick Sireau, told The Independent. Read more One in five EU doctors make plans to leave NHS because of withdrawal Brexit is ‘biggest threat’ to the future of the NHS, say 100 MPs, MEPs Patient access to clinical trials ‘at risk’ after Brexit “We called in a doctor who tested for blood, didn’t find any and said it was down to my … [Read more...] about Brexit could harm my sons’ access to treatment for rare ‘black bone’ disease, says father who quit job to find cure
A Wishaw woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s has had her life transformed by using a controversial food supplement extracted from cannabis plants. May Dobbin, 71, of Netherton – who has limited mobility and experiences tremors – has suffered from insomnia and mood swings since her diagnosis. Her daughter, Tracy Bryce, says May was waking every hour during the night, was shaking so much that she couldn’t hold a cup and was very emotional. When hairdresser Tracy’s colleague told her how cannabidiol (CBD) eases her daughter’s medical symptoms, she decided six months ago to ask May to give it a try. The great-gran began putting four or five drops of the oil under her tongue two or three times a day, sipping the product’s daytime tea and having a CBD night-time brew before bed. Now, Tracy says her mum – who has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren – doesn’t shake as much, has increased muscle movement in her arms … [Read more...] about Wishaw great-gran turns to cannabis extract oil to cure Parkinson’s pain
PUBLISHED: 12:52 27 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:32 28 March 2017 Taz Ali Deryn Blackwell and Callie Blackwell on ITV's This Morning. Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Copyright (c) 2017 Rex Features. No use without permission. A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life. Deryn Blackwell at Wayland Academy in Watton with his mum Callie, in 2015. Picture: Ian Burt Callie Blackwell’s son, Deryn, suffered from leukaemia in 2010 at 10 years-old and was later diagnosed with Langerhans cell sarcoma in 2012, a rare cancer which only affects one in 7bn people. Speaking on the show, Mrs Blackwell said her son underwent three failed bone marrow transplants and was told by doctors that a fourth attempt would be his last chance. But not long after the operation, Deryn trapped his finger which subsequently got infected. With no immune system to fight it off, Deryn was given three days to live. … [Read more...] about Did cannabis save 13 year old Deryn Blackwell from Watton after he was given just days to live?
0 Have your say A cancer-stricken dog is being treated with cannabis oil by an animal welfare centre in what is believed to be the first experiment of its type in the UK. RubyLu was rescued from Cyprus last month suffering from mammary cancer.Staff at Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre in Aberfoyle, near Stirling, were told following surgery that nothing except palliative care could be provided for her.But the centre hopes to extend the Rottweiler-cross’s life by giving her a daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD) oil.The oil – the active ingredient in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive – was approved for use in humans in 2016, primarily for its anti-convulsant properties.Mione Morrison, founder of the charity, yesterday posted a photograph of RubyLu, five, captioned: “She is coming along so well. RubyLu has only been with us since the night of 19th February but acts as if she has always been here.“Her CBD oil has been increased to three drops a day … [Read more...] about Scots dog with cancer is treated with cannabis oil after surgery