World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject To International Drug Controls

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SWITZERLAND: Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due Read the full article…

iCan Israel-Cannabis To Bring FDA Approved Nebulizers To Medical Cannabis Market

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ISRAEL: iCAN Israel-Cannabis and Aura Medical have joined forces to bring FDA approved nebulizers to the burgeoning medical cannabis market. The Aura’s Portable Nebulizer is widely acclaimed and recommended by the nation’s top Pulmonologists and Respiratory Therapists for use in treating asthma and COPD and now will be used by millions more worldwide. The device will Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality In Heart Failure Patients

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NEW JERSEY:  Heart failure patients with a history of cannabis use possess reduced odds of in-hospital mortality compared to similarly matched controls, according to data published online in the journal Circulation. Investigators assessed data from over six million heart failure patients over a seven-year period. Patients with a history of cannabis use were less likely to suffer from Read the full article…

Study: Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits From Cannabis

"[T]he results of our study demonstrate that most of the users had found MC (medical cannabis) to improve their condition, and that MC treatment was safe, without major side effects."

ISRAEL: Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period of several months. Most Read the full article…

Front Range Biosciences Partners With University of California, Davis For Cannabis Genomics Research

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Agricultural biotech company collaborates with world’s leading agriculture school for research CALIFORNIA: Front Range Biosciences, a leading agricultural biotech company, has launched a genomics research initiative with the University of California, Davis, to advance understanding of cannabis for medical and nutraceutical uses.  The research team consists of Professor Dario Cantu in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, research scientists in Read the full article…

Veterinary Cannabinoid Therapeutics Takes Center Stage At Cannabis in Veterinary Medicine Symposium

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A panel of seven Colorado doctors discuss using cannabis with animals COLORADO: Roughly 3-5% of all dogs have genetic epilepsy, and 14 million dogs have some form of arthritis. CBD oil is helping millions of people around the world, and as a result the veterinary medical market is becoming more aware of the relief CBD can Read the full article…

Research Shows Medical Cannabis To Become a Major Part Of Pharmaceutical Market

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NEW YORK: According to a research report by New Frontier Data, medical marijuana sales are forecast to grow to $5.3 billion in 2017, accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales. Medical sales in currently legal states are forecast to grow to $13.2 billion by 2025, at which point medical sales will account for 55% of all sales. In comparison, adult-use Read the full article…

Study: Medical Cannabis Enrollees Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use

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ILLINOIS: Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to use cannabis Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Declining Rates Of Painkiller Abuse

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GEORGIA: Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in painkiller treatment Read the full article…

Report: The Marijuana ‘Gateway’ Theory Is A Fallacy

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NEW YORK: Scientific evidence does not support claims that marijuana experimentation often serves as a ‘gateway’ to the use of other substances, particularly cocaine and heroin, according to a report issued by the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz. The report rejects allegations that cannabis use uniquely makes persons susceptible to the use of other illicit Read the full article…