Medical cannabis dependence: A critical review of issues and evidence

Authors: Anne K Schlag, Chandni Hindocha, Rayyan Zafar, David J Nutt, H Valerie Curran Published: February 17, 2021 This Drug Science research was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. For recreational users, the estimated chances of becoming dependent on cannabis after any lifetime exposure is 8.9%, which is considerably lower than for cocaine (20.9%), alcohol  …

Project Twenty21 - February Update

In this update, we reveal the latest data from Project Twenty21 and unveil a new online form that patients can use to share their story and experience with medical cannabis through Project Twenty21. We also answer some of the most frequent questions that are asked about medical cannabis through Project Twenty21, and clarify the step-by-step  …


Childhood Epilepsy Case Study: Gino Londra

A Closer Look at the Families Struggling to Cope with the Huge Financial and Personal Burden of Accessing Medical Cannabis to Treat Childhood Epilepsy By Danielle Johnson, Clinical Scientist in Neurophysiology and member of the Medical Cannabis Working Group at Drug Science In recent years, the case for medical cannabis as a treatment for drug-resistant  …


Letter of recommendation to the ACMD

Download our letter to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs   Dear Owen Bowden-Jones I am writing on behalf of Drug Science in relation to the ACMD update report on medical cannabis last November. The Drug Science Medical Cannabis Working Group (MCWG) has now had time to discuss your report and I wanted  …


‘Cannabis’ ontologies I: Conceptual issues with Cannabis and cannabinoids terminology

Authors: Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli Published: December 29, 2020 Objective Identify a coherent nomenclature for Cannabis sativa L. derived products and their analogues.   Design Research undertaken in parallel to the three-year assessment of Cannabis derivatives by the World Health Organisation. The scope is limited to Cannabis products intended for human incorporation (internal and topical consumption). Primarily  …