What Canada Legalising Cannabis Means for Research

Although we don’t have an opinion one way or the other regarding the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use, this is encouraging news for research as the BBC article states:

“There is still a lot to learn about the impact of cannabis on the human body. 

Research into medical and recreational cannabis use has long been hamstrung in Canada due to marijuana’s status as a controlled substance, even though medical marijuana has been legal since 2001. 

Funding was hard to come by, access to cannabis for research was restricted, and much of the research being done focused on the dangers of the drug. 

Now, there are signs its new status will boost research and investment into studies looking at both the benefits and the harms of cannabis use, such as the impact of cannabis on issues like mental health, neurodevelopment, pregnancy, the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, driving, and pain management.”

With a change in UK law coming into force on 1st November there should be a similar boost over here. Unfortunately there is little mention of cancer, particularly regarding children – please help us change this by signing and sharing our petition.

#MakeWilliamWell #KetogenicDiet #Cannabinoids #Ependymoma

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