Tilray Gets DEA OK To Import Medical Cannabis Study Drug For Clinical Trial At University Of California San Diego Center For Medicinal Cannabis Research

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CANADA: Tilray has announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted approval to import a cannabinoid study drug into the United States from Canada for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) examining its safety, tolerability and efficacy for Essential Tremor (ET). Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

"The long-term respiratory effects of cannabis differ from traditional smoking," authors concluded. "[C]annabis smoking does not appear to be carcinogenic."

UNITED KINGDOM: Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support Read the full article…

Fibromyalgia Patients Report Subjective Benefits From Cannabis

Pain relief was reported by 94 percent of cannabis consumers

ISRAEL: Patients suffering from fibromyalgia frequently use cannabis to treat chronic pain and other symptoms of the disease, according to data published in the journal Pain Research and Treatment. Israeli researchers surveyed over 2,700 fibromyalgia patients. Of those who responded to the questionnaire, 84 percent reported consuming cannabis. “Pain relief was reported by 94 percent of cannabis consumers, while 93 percent Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA

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INDIA: Ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed cannabis leaves provide anti-bacterial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to data published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Strains of the MRSA bacterium are often resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be associated with life-threatening infections, such as septic shock and severe pneumonia. A team of researchers from India assessed the antimicrobial Read the full article…

Combining Yoga With CBD For Pain Relief

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By Isabella Introduction Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a new marijuana derivative, a plant compound known as a cannabinoid, that has seen an increased presence in the wellness and alternative medicine market in the past few years. With the loosening of cannabis laws and the dispelling of persistent myths about the plant, and CBD Read the full article…

How Legalized Marijuana is Changing The Healthcare Industry

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by Trevor McDonald Medical marijuana continues to be a hot-button issue, and we can expect that to continue until it’s legalized in all 50 states. But as the debate heats up and more states approve medical marijuana, we can look to the early adopters to find out what’s working. Here are a few ways legalized Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Turning To Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Sickle Cell Disease

finding that is consistent with reports from other cohorts of chronic pain patients.

CONNECTICUT: Medical cannabis use is relatively common among patients with sickle cell disease, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators at Yale University conducted an anonymous questionnaire among 58 patients with the disease. Forty-two percent of respondents reported having used cannabis within the past two years, and 31 percent reported having used it Read the full article…

Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

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COLORADO: Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested Read the full article…

Fighting Addiction With CBD

30 million people in the United States and Europe suffer from addiction and drug abuse, with 22 million being alcoholics, 6 million cocaine addicts, and nearly 2 million heroin abusers.

By Autumn R. Broughton The cause of drug addiction varies significantly from person to person, making addiction very difficult to treat, and therefore difficult to overcome. Every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, ethnicity, and race suffers from addiction, and it can stem from emotional issues, mental disease, environmental circumstances, and physical illness. Addiction stemming Read the full article…

FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted market approval to Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) for the explicit treatment of two rare forms of severe epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The proprietary extract formulation – developed by the British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals – had Read the full article…