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

Cannabis to make major impact on pharmaceutical marketplace

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…

Cannabis Use Is Associated With A Substantial Reduction In Premature Deaths In The United States

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By Clark, Thomas M.   INDIANA: Adverse effects of moderate Cannabis use on physical health are subtle and rarely fatal, while Cannabis use is associated with decreased rates of obesity, diabetes mellitus, mortality from traumatic brain injury, use of alcohol and prescription drugs, driving fatalities, and opioid overdose deaths. These data suggest that Cannabis use Read the full article…

Nanoparticle Drones To Target Lung Cancer with Radiosensitizers And Cannabinoids

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Wilfred Ngwa1,2*, Rajiv Kumar1,3, Michele Moreau1,2, Raymond Dabney4 and Allen Herman4 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States 2University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States 3Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States 4Cannabis Science Inc., Irvine, CA, United States   CALIFORNIA: Nanotechnology has opened up a new, previously unimaginable Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity In HIV Patients

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PENNSYLVANIA:Patients with HIV who test positive for past cannabis exposure possess significantly higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than do those patients who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. CD4+ and CD8+ cells are a subtype of white blood cells that assist in the immune process. A team of investigators from Read the full article…

International Collaborative Study Reveals The Neuroprotective Properties of Phytocannabinoid Δ9-THCA

A recent Δ9-THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol acid) study, initiated by three leading companies active in the field of medicinal cannabis research, has demonstrated its ability as a promising treatment modality for Huntington's disease (HD) and other metabolic, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.

SPAIN:  Advanced medical research conducted at Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC) as a collaborative effort between Phytoplant Research SL, VivaCell Biotechnology España SL, and Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals has unveiled the potent neuroprotective ability of Δ9-THCA, a phytocannabinoid produced in Cannabis sativa L. The research paper was accepted and published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

CALIFORNIA:  Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the impact of past Read the full article…

FDA Wants To Hear Your Thoughts About CBD

FDA Seeking Public Comments With Regard To Cannabidiol

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The US Food and Drug Administration is soliciting public comments with regard to the therapeutic utility and abuse liability of various substances, including cannabidiol (CBD). The agency will consider these comments prior to preparing a formal response to the World Health Organization, which is considering placing the substances within their international drug scheduling code. Cannabidiol is defined by the Read the full article…