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Here’s Everything to Know About UK’s First Medicinal Marijuana Clinic

Jordan Webber

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A new medical marijuana clinic opens at Greater Manchester, assisting patients with chronic and neurological concerns. In March of last year, The Beeches Consulting Center in Manchester UK opens its doors, facilitated by independent pain specialist Dr. David McDowell and neurologist consultant Professor Mike Barnes. Although there are UK CBD suppliers currently operational in the area, this was the first of it’s kind geared towards medical marijuana.

Ever since research and studies backed up marijuana’s potential in terms of pain management, more and more specialists in the medical field have acknowledged it. Not only is cannabis natural, but side effects are minimal, including nausea and couch lock. Although some evidence and research are not enough, many people claimed to have improved physical and mental state after using marijuana and cannabis products.

The Need for a Marijuana Clinic

Nowadays, medical and recreational use of marijuana is rampant in some parts of the world. In Canada and some parts of the United States, people can smoke and cultivate cannabis. However, when visiting dispensaries, many individuals will need to present marijuana medical identification before they can purchase strains, products and seeds.

This is where the importance of a Cannabis clinic comes in. First, in the medical sense, for those who are seeking alternative treatment for body conditions, besides the pharmaceuticals, doctors at The Beeches can prescribe medical cannabis. Note that prescription will be taken by case-to-case basis and will only allow medical cannabis if licensed pharmaceuticals cannot treat the condition.

Aside from chronic pain and fatigue experienced from cancer and life-threatening diseases, epilepsy and neurological issues can be also treated at the clinic.

The Beeches Consulting Center Director Prof Mike Barnes even helped an individual Alfie Dingley secure his medical cannabis license to help with epilepsy. The professor also states that there are more patients suffering from chronic pain and serious neurological and psychiatric conditions that are demanding for this life-changing treatment.

Complex Legalization of Cannabis

In the UK, recreational use of marijuana is still categorized as a Class B drug. Meaning, this is still illegal, not unless a person has a medical marijuana ID for medical purposes. If an individual is caught with cannabis on hand, he or she can face up to five years in prison.

What makes the legalization complex in the United Kingdom is, CBD or cannabidiol, is okay to take, consume and use. There are establishments in the UK that sell these products ranging from capsules, CBD oils and several skin products infused by this active compound. What’s only illegal is selling CBD items that have aren’t accredited and containing no license. In addition, it is also a crime to bring in CBD products from other parts of the globe into the UK.

When to Visit the Medical Marijuana Clinic

For consultations, the clinic charges £200 per appointment and £700 a month for a prescription. Everyone is free to consult the doctors, however, as mentioned above, not everyone can be prescribed medical cannabis. Medical cases are assessed thoroughly by doctors, hence, coming in to see specialist would not automatically mean one can legally purchase cannabis.

It is still recommended to visit regularly a doctor first, test the prescribe medicines and if symptoms still persist, that’s the only time to consult the second opinion from The Beeches.

Overall, the news about the new medical marijuana clinic sparks hopes to individuals suffering from serious physical and mental disabilities that affect their quality of living.

Aside from pharmaceutical assistance, having a natural treatment also works to ease symptoms related to conditions, such as severe fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abnormal body reflex, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and more. After all, there’s nothing wrong about trying alternatives that could possibly work for unique and serious conditions.

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The State of Cannabis in Washington State: Things To Know in 2021

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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its beautifully lush landscapes, crisp apples, fresh air, and progressive lifestyle/health views. Being the only state named after a United States president(George Washington), Washington is a place many happily and willingly call home or their sanctuary.  

In terms of other well-knowns, Washington state was one of the first to legalize cannabis for recreational use nearly a decade ago (2012 to be exact). As long as you are 21 years old or older and reside in the state, you can privately partake in the consumption of cannabis without any legal ramifications. This has been an appeal to many across the country, with some actually moving to the state for this reason.

In 2021, and with the dawn of a new administration in the White House, marijuana looks to have a very bright few years ahead. We’ve already seen an emergence of pot stocks and hometown dispensaries budding up all around the United States and the rest of North America, and that only looks to continue into the near future.

If you’re in the mood to finally take the leap into using cannabis, now could be a great time to learn more about this wonderful plant and its many healing and rejuvenating properties. 

What is it used for mainly in 2021?

Cannabis was once thought only to be good for “getting high.” There has been a plethora of scientific research giving us a better understanding of this miracle plant. It has been used to treat Cancer, Epilepsy, Seizures, Glaucoma, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021 after a rough 2020, many have been using it as a healthier way to indulge at home, protecting themselves from the ongoing pandemic. Instead of frequent alcohol consumption, there has been a larger shift towards the consumption of cannabis as it has been stated to be less harmful to vital organs like the heart and liver. Alcohol also creates a lot of inflammation within the body, whereas cannabis reportedly fights inflammation. 

Best places to buy it in 2021?

The best places to purchase your cannabis are from state-licensed retailers in Washington. Purchasing weed through private means(aka black-market) is still illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to do your due diligence when seeking reputable dispensaries as there are “pop-up shops” that claim being licensed but are not, and purchasing from them could result in a hefty fine or even jail time. 

Per WeedMaps, Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess up to:

  • 3 ounces of marijuana, or 85 grams;
  • 48 ounces, or 1.36 kilograms of marijuana-infused products in solid form;
  • 1.69 gallons, or 6.4 liters of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, or; 
  • 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Washington state cannabis Legislation in 2021

As far as growing and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, this is still illegal. Washington cannabis laws are more liberal than other states, but there are still many restrictions, such as not being able to consume it in “public view”. The most notable push in the cannabis space in Washinton state is a bill for home cultivation.

Conclusion

Washington is a great place to visit and, for many, is one of the best places to call home due to its stance on cannabis consumption. With 2021 being a year of progression, it looks like the state of cannabis in Washington will only continue to shine.

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Topical CBD for Pain: Does it Even Work? [VIDEO]

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CBD is now known all over the world as a pain reducer and an anti-inflammatory substance. The most common ways of consuming it is by taking it orally or through smoking or inhalation. Now, this video will further explore the effectiveness of topical CBD for pain.

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CBD and Inflammation – Morning Marijuana News [VIDEO]

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CBD and Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response when it is being harmed. However, severe or prolonged inflammation can be debilitating. This is where CBD comes in along with its proven anti-inflammatory properties. This video gives us a better idea on how exactly CBD fights inflammation.

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