Cannabinoid news & research from around the world

Below are articles and links from around the world which discuss CBD, Cannabidiol & Cannabis research.

Five signs you might benefit from CBD.

Thanks to its wide-ranging benefits and formats, the use of CBD has grown rapidly in recent years, with more of us turning to the remedy than ever before.  Full article at


An upcoming study will explore how CBD can improve quality of life in fibromyalgia patients.

Researchers at The Parker Institute in Denmark will investigate if CBD can improve pain, sleep, function and quality of life in patients living with fibromyalgia.  Full article at​


How CBD could ease your lockdown stress

Many of us are feeling the effects of lockdown this time around, but CBD could help with problems such as low mood, anxiety and insomnia.  Full article at​


Why are more women turning to CBD?

Cannabis Health looks at the most common reasons why more women are using CBD than ever before.  Full article at​

Five ways CBD can help your mental health

Many of us will face battles with our mental health at some point in our lives, and with a pandemic raging and our normal lives curtailed, such issues are more prevalent than ever.  Full article at​


Research shows CBD has ‘positive impact’ on anxiety and stress

A two-year research review has shown CBD to have a significant positive impact on anxiety and stress.

There are many pressing questions about CBD. How effective is it? How much should I take? What conditions will it help?  Full article at 

Insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis

Researchers at the University of Bristol have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain.  Full article at

World Health Organization Recommends Reclassifying Marijuana Under International Treaties

Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties.  Full article at​

The endocannabinoid system: Here’s how it keeps the body healthy and happy

The sole purpose of the ECS is to maintain balance within an organism. This is achieved by performing different tasks within an individual cell, because depending on what type of cell it is.  Full article at

High blood pressure - how much CBD oil will lower hypertension risk?

High blood pressure risk could be reduced by making diet and lifestyle changes. Could taking CBD oil supplements help to lower the risk of hypertension symptoms?.  Full article at

Disaster For Big Pharma As 50% Of People Report Quitting Pills For CBD

According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over the counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance.  Full article at

A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users

Introduction: Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) found in Cannabis spp. has broad therapeutic value.  Full article at

Sophia Gibson granted landmark cannabis licence

A seven-year-old girl who suffers with a rare genetic condition has been granted a license for medicinal cannabis.  Full article at

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by UK government

The use of medicinal cannabis is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said.  Full article at

UK Home Office release Cannabis oil to Billy Caldwell

This statement is from Charlotte and Billy Caldwell's MP and can be regarded as authoritative.  Full article at…/a.16754212997…/2046065815452108/…

CBD User's manual

Project CBD has created a beginner’s guide for cannabidiol & cannabis therapeutics to address key questions of CBD users.  Full article at

Cannabidiol oil - four health reasons you should be taking CBD oil everyday

CBD OIL, or cannabidiol oil, is used by more than 250,000 people in the UK for a number of health benefits, including for anxiety and relieving pain. These are the reasons you should be taking the food supplement cannabis oil everyday.  Full article at

Dr Dan Poulter MP Chairs new APPG for Medical Cannabis

On Tuesday conservative MP Crispin Blunt revealed plans for his colleague Dr Dan Poulter to head an All Party Parliamentary Group on medicinal cannabis along with former Justice Minister Mike Penning MP as co-chair.  Full article at

President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix

President Donald Trump on Friday expressed verbal support for recently introduced, bi-partisan legislation that seeks to codify legal protections for state-sanctioned marijuana-related activities.  Full article at

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Protect States That Have Legalized Marijuana

Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation,  The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, to remove the threat of federal intervention and prosecution in states that regulate marijuana use and sales.  A bipartisan House companion bill has been introduced by Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).  Full article at

Canada Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Critical Hurdle

A bill to to legalize marijuana in Canada passed a crucial step on Thursday, with the Senate approving the legislation at third reading. If ultimately implemented,  Canada would become the first G7 nation to fully legalize cannabis.  Full article at


United Nations Panel Releases First-Ever Review of Marijuana

For the first time ever, a World Health Organization (WHO) committee is reviewing marijuana’s status under international law. And technical documents the committee recently released include several positive, evidentiary findings about the plant’s medical value.  Full article at

Study: CBD Therapy Improves Autistic Symptoms

Jerusalem, Israel: The adjunctive use of high CBD oral extracts is associated with improvements in symptom management in children with autism-related behavioral issues, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Neurology.  Full article at

7 Ways Cannabis Is Great For Your Brain.

There are dozens of ways cannabis helps our bodies, with more being discovered every day. There are several great things that cannabis can do for our minds.  Full article at

The amount of cannabis oil users in the UK doubled in a single year.

New data from a UK regulatory body shows that there are currently 250,000 users of cannabis oil in the UK, twice the amount as last year.  Full article at

Lazy, Self-Serving, Incompetent MPs Decide To Blame Drug Consumers For The Consequences Of Their Failed Policies.

This is the latest propaganda and falsehood in the war on drugs. According to David Gauke MP who is the justice secretary, James Cleverly MP, Dr Sarah Wollaston MP and Cressida Dick , the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it’s our fault, people who consume drugs, that their failed policies have created a gigantic criminal market which uses violence in its turf wars and takes no responsibuility for the quality or safety of its products.  Full article at

The Science of Cannabis.

This week on Legalized we take a step back from the politics and legality of cannabis and look at the science behind the plant.  Full article at