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  • 21/06/2021
  • 3 min read

Why did Carly meet with Richard Branson?

In the world of cannabis, there are many people with many opinions and ideas. Carly Barton has recognised, from the very beginning, that we cannot affect change by stamping our feet and shouting - it's counterproductive and builds more walls and barriers. She recognises that building relationships and communicating openly is necessary to bring about change.

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  • 18/05/2021
  • 5 min read

Vapouriser recommendations

Carly has been medicating with vapourisers for many years now and has a number of favourite vapes so we caught up with her to find out which she would recommend.

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  • 18/05/2021
  • 10 min read

Is organised crime ruining our hopes for a home-grown future?

Are criminal gangs ruining our chances for a homegrown future? We talked to two ethical suppliers to find out.

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  • 18/05/2021

Cancast episode - Carly and Chelsea Leyland

In this episode of Cancast Carly chats with Dj and activist Chelsea Leyland. What is it like to be a woman in the male-dominated cannabis space? Chelsea talks about her story and how using cannabis stops her from having epileptic fits but how her family still have to fight for her sister who suffers from epilepsy to have access to medicinal cannabis.

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 5 min read

How Cancard was brewed

A brief introduction on how Cancard began by our founder Carly

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 5 min read

MS and Cannabis

A recent study (2021) indicated that cannabis was helpful in reducing inflammation for those with MS. This study included 150 patients, 28 of whom consumed cannabis which we can assume was self-sourced because confirmation of cannabis consumption was via urine tests.

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  • 27/04/2021

Parkinson's and Cannabis

A brief introduction to how cannabinoids can be helpful for those with Parkinsons disease.

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 7 min read

The state we’re in: is there an opioid crisis?

The opioid crisis is often spoken about in the USA, but are there similar over prescribing issues in the UK?

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 20 min read

Cancast episode - Carly and DCI Jason Kew

In this episode Carly chats to DCI Jason Kew, a DCI in Thames Valley Police, working within the Violence Reduction Unit as lead for Drugs, Exploitation & Harm Reduction. Jason is part of the Cancard police working group.

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 20 min read

Cancast episode - Carly and Dr Blake Pearson

In this episode of Cancast Carly chats to Dr Blake Pearson, founder of Greenly medical consulting. Dr Pearson was working at a regular family GP in Canada when he started treating his patients with medical cannabis.

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  • 27/04/2021

Cancast episode - Carly and Gary Youds

In this episode of Cancast Carly chats to legendary Gary Youds founder of Chillin’ in Liverpool. Gary, also known as the “Cannabis Crusader", has been arrested about 50 times but continues to re-open his premises again and again.

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  • 27/04/2021

Cancast episode - Carly and Prof Mike Barnes

In this episode of Cancast Carly chats to consultant neurologist and cannabis expert Professor Mike Barnes who signed off the dossiers of the first licensed cannabis-based medicine for MS, Sativex. Professor Barnes and Carly talk about why there is so much stigma around medical cannabis and why many doctors and clinicians do not accept cannabis as a proper medicine.

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  • 27/04/2021

Cancast episode - Carly and the Conservative Party Drug Reform Group

In this episode of cancast Carly chats with Amber Moore Senior researcher and policy adviser at the Conservative drug reform group and MP Crispin Blunt, chairman of the group. Why is it that even after 18 months of regulation and new legislation in the medicinal cannabis space, most people using cannabis for medical purposes is still in the clutches of the criminal supply chain or being criminalised themselves for growing their own medicine?

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  • 27/04/2021

Cancast episode - Carly and PC Gary Caroll

In this episode Carly chats to PC Gary Carroll, an officer with West Midlands Police, working within a drug expert witness role. Gary is part of the Cancard police working group.

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  • 27/04/2021
  • 15 min read

Guide: to supporting opioid withdrawal with plants by Carly Barton

Carly introduces her regime for supporting opioid withdrawal with natural medicines and companion practices.