Month: August 2022

15-year old Mitchell Gisbourne of Cornwall, England developed epilepsy after contracting the herpes virus. While his mother says her son finds relief through cannabis oil treatments, the official status of cannabis in the U,K. sees few prescriptions and no coverage by its National Health Services. PHOTO COURTESY THE GISBOURNE FAMILY/JUSTGIVING.COM

Mother Crowdfunds for Son’s Medical Cannabis Denied by the U.K. Health Services

Another parent seeking access to medical cannabis finds their child’s freedom from life-threatening seizures sealed off with bureaucratic red tape. The legalization of medical cannabis — a struggle still being played out worldwide — has seen the tragic stories of several children at last moving legislators to action. In 2013, a CNN documentary about Charlotte Figi, a …

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U.S. Confirms Offer to Exchange Brittney Griner for Russian “Merchant of Death”

Russian officials say “no agreement” yet on swapping WNBA Phoenix Mercury star for Russian gun-runner Viktor Bout. However, after weeks of speculation surrounding a possible prisoner swap to free WNBA basketball star, Brittney Griner. CNN reported that the U.S. government in June proposed a deal to exchange Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Griner’s freedom. The offer …

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First in Asia: As Thailand Legalizes Cannabis for Wellness, the Big Players Step Up

Thailand first Asian country to move to decriminalize marijuana – giving people green light to grow it at home

The country first legalized the use of marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research. But it has now been removed from the country’s narcotics list. Thailand has become the first country in Asia to approve the de facto decriminalization of marijuana. Giving people the green light to grow the plant at home. The country …

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