Bring Billy Home. The NHS Has Denied Him His Medicine Again. He Is Back In Canada.

Peter Reynolds

It’s probably the most shocking outcome of the new regulations on cannabis that the boy whose story created the change is in exile again.

Billy Caldwell, loved and adored by the whole nation, is back in Canada with his mum Charlotte because there is not a specialist doctor in the UK who will prescribe the medicine he needs.

He has written a heartbreaking letter to Santa, saying he doesn’t want any toys this year “My Xmas wish is to go home with my medicine”.

I doubt whether there has ever been a time when the British people’s opinion of doctors is sinking so fast.  Previously held in absolute reverence, more and more are realising that doctors are only human and some of their human characteristics are, frankly, disappointing.  I’ll go further, some are disgusting.

Dr Chad Taylor of Jersey General Hospital

Doctors no longer sign the Hippocratic Oath but they…

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The wave of cannabis legalization in the United States of America continues to sweep from coast-to-coast.  During the 2018 midterm elections, Michigan legalized recreational cannabis use and two other states voted to legalize medicinal cannabis use. Now, New Jersey wants in on the fun. Committees from both the state Senate and state Assembly of New Jersey approved a bill that would legalize the recreational sales and use of cannabis. The bill will now be voted on by the entire Democratic controlled state Legislature. Should it pass, it would then either be signed into law or vetoed by Democratic governor Phil Murphy. Murphy promised during the New Jersey Governor’s race that he would legalize recreational cannabis during his time in office.



The recreational cannabis legalization bill, which was revealed to the public only last week, would legalize the possession and use of one ounce or less of marijuana for people at least 21 years old. According, the bill would also impose a 12 percent tax on the commercial marijuana industry in the state. An extra 2 percent excise tax could be raised for towns which host cannabis businesses.

The legalization bill would most importantly force the Administrative Office of the Courts to establish an electronic filing system for expedited expungements. Language within the bill states that this must occur within the first six months of the passage of the bill.

When commenting on whether or not he would support the bill in its current form, Gov. Murphy said, “It’s too early to tell,” elaborating that, “We haven’t commented on specifics, but I am very happy that this is moving [forward].”


Cannabis Professionals. The Trade Association for the UK’s Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Businesses

Peter Reynolds

Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) is the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses.

CannaPro will represent this fast-growing sector to the authorities, standing up to the Home Office, MHRA, FSA and Trading Standards, advocating for members’ interests, not acting as a government enforcer but as our members’ champion and to promote the development of the legal cannabis sector.

CannaPro will offer guidance and support to all businesses, helping them to navigate through law and regulations on drugs, medicines, food and cosmetics.

CannaPro will also launch a social media campaign, aiming to inform and educate the public about the benefits of CBD and the pitfalls.  The market is full of scammers, fake claims and snake oil salesmen.  Because of the historic stigma and fear around cannabis, government authorities are doing nothing, many people are misinformed and misunderstand.  CannaPro will explain the facts clearly and direct consumers to certified…

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What Is The Matter With Doctors About The Use Of Cannabis As Medicine?

Peter Reynolds

In the UK, most doctors, and the medical profession as a whole, are ignorant and bigoted about cannabis.

Their ignorance is not entirely their own fault.  For 50-odd years, since cannabis tincture was last available from UK pharmacies, they have been subject to the same relentless tide of propaganda from the Home Office, successive governments, the tabloid press and rabble-rousing politicians as the rest of society.  Many still regard cannabis as a dangerous drug consumed by degenerates that almost inevitably leads to mental illness.  The idea that it could be a safe and effective medicine which offers real benefits in a wide range of conditions is regarded as laughable.

However, there is no excuse for such laziness amongst a profession that regards itself as scientific.  And this is the charge – indolence, carelessness and laziness – that needs to be laid at those doctors at NHS England, the Royal College…

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NHS Guidelines Offer People Who Need Cannabis As Medicine Two Choices. Go Private Or Carry On Being A Criminal.

Peter Reynolds

Go Private…

…Or Be A Criminal

Following the new Misuse of Drugs Regulations, which came into force on 1st November, the NHS has issued guidelines on cannabis for medical use, both for clinicians and for the public.

The best that can be said about these is that they are NOT the law.  In fact they are inaccurate, misleading and provide a seriously distorted picture both of the new regulations and of the evidence that is available on the use of cannabis as medicine.  The crucial points are these.  There are NO RESTRICTIONS on what conditions cannabis may be prescribed for.  As well as oils, raw herbal cannabis may also be prescribed – for vaping only, smoking is prohibited. All the decisions are entirely in the hands of the prescribing consultant.

Of course, the problem is your consultant likely knows nothing about cannabis.

Action is being taken on medical…

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What are the benefits of CBD oil?

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What are the benefits of CBD oil?

The 10 main medical benefits of CBD oil in the human body

  • Cannabidiol oil is the best pressure reliever

As indicated by a CBD of outstanding exploration and neural corresponds to anxiety, the high centralization of CBD acts directly on the serotonin 5-HT1A (hydroxytryptamine) receptor in the brain.

The serotonin receptor is prominently associated with a wide variety of neurological and natural procedures in the human body.

Consequently, it was filed that due to the benefits of CBD oil, it becomes a noticeable pressure relief due to neurogenesis. Neurogenesis is the procedure by which new neurons are formed in the mind.

The benefits of CBD oil promote the proliferation and movement of the cell cycle when cannabinoids represent CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain.

  • Cannabidiol oil monitors disposal and speeds vitality

The benefits of CBD oil include monitoring the disposition and streamlining…

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Professor Mike Barnes On The Urgent Need For Medical Education In Cannabis.

Peter Reynolds

See ‘Cannabis Advocates Really Need To Stop Accusing Doctors of Being Bribed By Pharmaceutical Companies.’

The urgent need now is physician education. Doctors just don’t know about the endocannabinoid system. They have never been taught it and thus don’t understand it and certainly don’t appreciate the benefit of medicinal cannabis. Only education will slowly change entrenched positions.

The launch of the Academy of Medical Cannabis next week will go some way to help – see the website.  I hope that the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, also launched next week, will enable like-minded doctors to ‘spread the word’ and provide patients with a contact to a trained and knowledgeable clinician to prescribe for them.

Professor Mike Barnes is a consultant neurologist and has been a member of the CLEAR Advisory Board since July 2016.

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Cannabis Advocates Really Need To Stop Accusing Doctors of Being Bribed By Pharmaceutical Companies.

Peter Reynolds

There may well be some doctors who are corrupt and there are still, despite much improvement, serious questions over the relationship between pharma companies and doctors but the idea that every member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine who signed that letter to the Times is taking bribes is ridiculous.

The real reason is ignorance and that’s not an attack on doctors, it’s a reason.  They have been subject to the same relentless torrent of reefer madness propaganda from government and media as the rest of society.  They have been prevented even from learning about the endocannabinoid system by the authoritarian policy of prohibition and any doctor in the UK who has any experience of cannabis as medicine will have been in breach of professional ethics as well as the law.

CLEAR has been working with some of the very few enlightened doctors since way before the cause of cannabis…

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British Doctors Don’t Understand Cannabinoid Medicine. They’ve Been Denied Education In The Basic Science.

Peter Reynolds

Today’s letter to the Times from a group of pain medicine consultants (reproduced below) is is an astonishing display of evidence-free ignorance from a profession that needs to challenge its own prejudice.

To compare the addiction potential of cannabis with opioids is ridiculous and demonstrates just how detached from the science and evidence are those making this claim.

Doctors will understandably feel challenged by a medicine that upturns many of their conventional habits. They have been prevented from understanding the science of cannabis as medicine by prohibition policy. Most doctors have received no education at all about the endocannabinoid system which we now know is the largest neurotransmitter network in the body and is the mechanism by which cannabis exerts its therapeutic effects.

Understanding cannabis as a medicine requires a new attitude and mindset which looks at the patient’s overall health and physiological stability or homeostasis. Modulating the endocannabinoid system…

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