Cannabis ingredient CBD to be classed as medicine in UK

Following my recent posts reviewing a CBD product and then discussing the legalities in the USA and UK, I have been sent this video and article written by Sarah Hajibagheri of Sky News:

Cannabis to be classed as medicine in UK

There is real concern that the new regulations to be rolled out by the UK regulator could cause real confusion & give mixed messages for the general public regarding the safety and legality of cannabis based products.

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Honey Colony Superior Cannabinoid Rich Hemp formula reviews on website; the grey areas of the law and usage of CBD in USA & UK

I am very pleased to have a mention on the honey colony website as a reviewer of their Superior Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Formula.  The other reviewers are Kristin of A Life Well Read, Heather of The MS Life and Kristin of Mini 2Z – all fellow members of Chronic Illness Bloggers network. honeycolony-logo

My original review can be found here Review : Honey Colony Superior Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Formula for pain relief superior-3pack-600x600

The Drug Enforcement Administration in the USA announced earlier this month that all extracts of marijuana, including CBD, are illegal under federal law (Rolling Stone article Inside DEA Ban on Marijuana Extracts).  I understand that this has triggered great debate in many communities and that there are legal challenges being made to determine whether the DEA has authority to exceed the Controlled Substance Act.  Many suppliers of CBD & hemp products are reporting that sales will cease by 14th January 2017.

I wonder where this leaves the situation in the UK, particularly as the reviewed honey colony product is produced and shipped from the USA.  Having read various pieces, the law in the UK seems to me to at best be grey!   This article published on politics.co.uk by journalist Deej Sullivan sets out to examine Uk laws, the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act, the Misuse of Drugs Act and the role of government & the Home Office with respect to enforcing said Acts.  I admit that I am not a great deal clearer!

I continue to use my product (it may not be quite clear on the website that I no longer take Oxycontin – last New Year I down to approx 80mg daily – and that the spinal cord stimulator delivers an electric current to the nervous system not drugs Spinal cord Stimulation) – and still find that it helps with muscle and joint pain resulting from my EDS.

Claire x

 

NHS trials for cannabis vape pens in chronic pain

I’ve just read this piece on Vice.com that will interest all UK chronic pain spoonies! The NHS is trialling  a cannabis based vape pen manufactured by MediPen……the journalist who tried it may not have chronic pain and may have enjoyed blowing vapour over his colleague, but the fact that the NHS is doing trials will hopefully be able to give some credence to the benefits of this CBD device.  In case you aren’t sure – CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive compounds normally associated with “weed”!

The full article can be found here:

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/medipen-trialled-in-nhs-vgtrn

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