I am Billy Campaign Launches: Charlotte Caldwell Calls for Study to Break “Medical Cannabis Deadlock”

  This week Charlotte Caldwell, mother of Billy – the boy who changed the law, announced the launch of the I am Billy campaign. This groundbreaking campaign is asking for the Government’s support in taking crucial steps towards improving patients’ access to cannabis medicines prescribed by the NHS. Following the success of previous campaigning efforts … Continued

Multimedia: Volteface Launch Cancard Documentary

  In Volteface’s first documentary, Director Paul North takes a trip to Brighton to catch up with Carly Barton, who was the first patient to legally receive medical cannabis in the UK, to discuss the new Cancard scheme. The Cancard scheme is a medical cannabis scheme that is devised with doctors, police and patients. Under … Continued

Democrats Take the Senate: What Now for Cannabis?

  Today both Democrat candidates in the Georgian Senate runoff won their battles against their Republican counterparts, meaning that for the first time since 2006, the Democrats have control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate – a monumental feat, but what does this mean for cannabis? US States have been passing legalisation … Continued

UN Vote: Cannabis is Officially a Medicine

  Yesterday, history was made with the UN reclassifying cannabis. This removes cannabis from the list of most dangerous narcotics, recognising its medical value. The decision was voted on by the Commission for Narcotic Drugs. A series of recommendations on reclassifying cannabis were considered, the key being the removal of it from Schedule IV of … Continued

Cancard Scheme Launches: What you Need to Know

  There are estimated to be 1.4 million patients in the UK who are eligible for a medical cannabis prescription. However, 73% of these patients are unable to afford one. As it stands there is a risk that patients who are experiencing difficulties in accessing medical cannabis could be criminalised. Today the Cancard scheme has … Continued