Category Archives: UK

UK Industrial Hemp| Two Farmers Outlooks and Knowledge + Home Office Requirements

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING HEMP? | Nick Voase. Since 2002 Industrial hemp has many environmental benefits – some are directly due the use of the various parts of the plant by industry or pet owners, others are due to the reduction in use of oil-derived products and some as a consequence of growing hemp. Hemp requires no pesticides in

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Wednesday Report | The Power of the Plant

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE Talk 14th May, 2019 The exclusive talk hosted by Technion UK, presented by Professor Dedi Meiri, the pioneer medical cannabis expert. Technion UK is a leading British organisation promoting education, science and technology through the support of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Technion Institute is the oldest university in Israel and is a leading centre

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UK BREAKING MEDICAL CANNABIS NEWS 6/04/2019| KENT GIRL’S CANNABIS SEIZED AT AIRPORT

Medicinal cannabis was confiscated from a woman as she tried to bring the drug into the UK illegally for her daughter, who has severe epilepsy. Kent girl Teagan Appleby’s medicinal cannabis seized at airport Mrs Appleby bought £4,000 of the THC oil capsules in the Netherlands after being refused a prescription in the UK. But it was seized by the

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The Hemp Club Monthly Organic UK CBD Review

CannaCBD – High-Quality Innovation for a healthy body and mind We received some samples from Gregory Land at CannaCBD, their products are totally organic, innovative and of the highest quality. I recently gave their Canna CBD Joint Cream to an arthritis suffer that promptly reported reduced pain and inflammation.  A fantastic product and highly recommended by The Hemp Club. Their Canna

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Farmers Friday: Will Hemp Skyrocket the UK Farming Economy?

UK Hemp: An Ancient Trade With a Bright Future By Jamie George our B2C Sustainability Specialist. Updated 0611 30.11.2018 Once a cornerstone of the British empire, the UK hemp trade has suffered through decades of vilification. With brexit looming, is it time we brought it in from the cold? Hemp has a reputation of something of a miracle crop. It’s legendary

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The Hemp Club Weekly Saturday Round-Up 24.11.18

EUROPE FALSE HOPE:  Medical cannabis in the UK.  “I agree with Stevens regarding the position that people wanting to use cannabis for their health now find themselves in, essentially forced to break the law as the new access to cannabis products process is overly cautious.  It is difficult to know if restricted access to cannabis products under this new policy is

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Farmers Friday – Discover Hemp

DISCOVER THE HEMP PLANT Hemp could just be the light at the end of the tunnel for our ecological issues and can massively lessen our carbon print; giving us, at last, a guarantee to our indeterminate future. The building materials and textiles produced from its strands outweigh the uses of cotton and cotton’s destruction of our planet.  Hemp will also

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Medicinal Cannabis: What Does the Science Say? | Jamie George

JAMIE GEORGE Wed 31 Oct 2018 19.44 GMT  Last modified on Thurs 1st Nov 2018 07.32 GMTFrom today (November 1st), doctors in the UK will, for the first time, be legally allowed to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients. The shift in policy was announced in July by home secretary Sajid Javid following the prominent media attention given to the cases of

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The boss of a drugs company, which has the largest legal cannabis farm in Kent, UK

I quote: “The company, which counts among its investors Capital Group, whose staff include the Prime Minister’s husband Philip May, was the first firm in the world to have a medicine derived from cannabis approved.” #cannabis #newsuk #news #canada twitter.com/thehempclubuk/status/1058988793905188864 A GW Pharma cannabis growing site. Pictures: Tim Platt

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The UK needs to create a new economic identity for itself after brexit. We’re already the world’s no. 1 producer of medical marijuana. Why not fully embrace hemp as well?

UK Hemp: An Ancient Trade With a Bright Future BY JAMIE GEORGE Once a cornerstone of the British empire, the UK hemp trade has suffered through decades of vilification. With brexit looming, is it time we brought it in from the cold? Hemp has a reputation of something of a miracle crop. It’s legendary versatility has been exploited by humans for millennia

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UK doctors can now prescribe weed. But you probably wont get it

Medical cannabis can now be issued by 80,000 doctors. Although its use is limited to specific medical conditions and the government is keeping controls tight Weed has been undergoing a rebrand – with countries around the world decriminalising and legalising the drug. From today, it’s going to have a legitimate present in the UK. More than 80,000 specialist doctors will

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MEDICAL CANNABIS IS NOW LEGAL IN THE UK, BUT WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

November 1, 2018 Medical cannabis is officially available in the UK today via prescription and millions of patients, who suffer from registered conditions that can be treated with cannabis, could qualify for treatment. Access will remain restricted in the short-term but is expected to expand as the number of clinicians listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council

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The Medical Establishment Shows Its True Colours On Cannabis. A Betrayal of Patients. | Peter Reynolds

NHS England has today published what it describes as prescribing guidance – ‘Cannabis-based products for medicinal use: Guidance to clinicians‘. The actual guidance is buried within a mountain of bureaucratic doublespeak and requires downloading PDFs from the Royal College of Physicians (download here) and the British Paediatric Neurology Association (download here). In both cases, aside from chemotherapy-induced nausea, the guidance

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A Global Shift in Growth and Disruption

By: Bryan C. Natale On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the U.S.) to fully legalize the consumption and sale of recreational cannabis nationwide – and only the second country worldwide, following Uruguay in December 2013. While recreational marijuana consumption remains largely prohibited throughout the world, there

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Minister starts the debate on Drugs announcing she cannot talk about Cannabis!

Has anyone got any comments they would like to add to this absurd and laughable response? Are @UKParliament, @HouseofCommons, @UKHouseofLords trying to put the Economy in reverse? Surely not!! England needs to move forward fast @CLEARUK #cannabis #canada #news Quote from Ronnie Cowan MP:  “My drugs policy debate in @HouseofCommons has just finished. However, interesting to note the Minister had

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Ronnie Cowan MP is leading a Westminster Hall debate on UK drugs policy and wants to hear your views before 3pm TODAY

Ronnie Cowan MP: “What is the one thing you would change in the current UK drugs policy and why? Ronnie Cowan MP is leading a Westminster Hall debate on UK drugs policy and wants to hear your views. Comment with your views below before 3pm on Monday 22 October. – – – – – – – – – – –

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The United Kingdom Will Have Medical Cannabis Within 11 Days

Source: High Times  NEWS:  Marijuana News The policy change will only effect THC oil. Other forms of cannabis, including flower, will remain strictly prohibited. Published,  2 weeks ago on, October 9, 2018 By Adam Drury The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid is holding to the commitment he made in July to reclassify medical cannabis. Officials are expecting an announcement in a couple of

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Can UK farmers benefit from the upcoming medical cannabis?

Source: http://www.weedworldmagazine.org Cannabis will become an international commodity, but only a limited number will get to cultivate it With the UK Government moving towards legalizing medicinal cannabis could this be an opportunity for the UK farmers to diversify? This autumn will see specialist doctors prescribing medicinal cannabis for the first time in the UK. Could this decision be behind an

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UK developer of medical cannabis products raises $345m through share sale

Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal9 OCT 2018By Debbie Andalo UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals has sold almost two million shares in a recent offering on the US stock exchange. Source: GW Pharmaceuticals GW Pharmaceuticals, which has previously marketed cannabis-derived medicines Sativex and Epidiolex, has raised over $345m from share sales in the United States The UK biopharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals, a global developer of

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As fields grow, Irish hemp farmers eye global market

Source: https://hemptoday.net/hemp-expands-in-ireland/ Marcus McCabe in hemp fields at Clones in County Monaghan, Ireland POSTED BY: HEMPTODAY OCTOBER 5, 2018 By Brian Houlihan | HempToday The Irish hemp industry continues to grow steadily, with 230 hectares (570 acres) of hemp sown this year in comparison to about 77 hectares (190 acres) in 2017. That’s an increase of 200% in 12 months.

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Published on the 21st September 2018: UK Government announces definition for cannabis-based products for medicinal use

SOURCE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-definition-for-cannabis-based-products-for-medicinal-use Cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. Published 21 September 2018 From: Home Office and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP The government has announced that cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally and today sets out which product categories the law-change covers. The

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Growing Industrial Hemp in the UK

To apply for a licence please follow the two links below: Home Office Hemp Growers Information  Here follows important information for farmers: During February 2018 Defra ( The Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs) opened a Consultation on: Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit (click this link for the

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Could an Industrial Hemp Industry help the Channel Island’s Horticultural Heritage and Economy?

The Islands History: Let’s begin in the late 19th century, when Jersey’s staple crop was hemp, supplying the ship yards with materials to make sails and ropes. The 1839 publication “Primatae Flora Sarnicae, an outline of the flora of the Channel Islands” indicates that Hemp was grown between St.Helier and St Aubin at the time. During this period joiners and

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Namaste signs UK and EU CBD supply agreement with BlueSky Biologicals Inc. @Namaste_Tech

SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/namaste-signs-uk-and-eu-cbd-supply-agreement-with-bluesky-biologicals-inc-300710997.html   Namaste signs UK and EU CBD supply agreement with BlueSky Biologicals Inc. Source: Namaste Technologies Inc. VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (TSXV: N) (FRANKFURT: M5BQ) (OTCMKTS: NXTTF) is pleased to announce that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Namaste Bahamas Inc. (“Namaste Bahamas”), has signed a distribution agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”)

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