FDA Approves Marketing Of Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine

GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex

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…

How to Use CBD As A Sleep Aid

How to Use CBD as a Sleep Aid and Feel Refreshed the Next Day

By Winston Peki, Herbonaut Sleep problems are common and can adversely impact your life. Many people take medication to help them sleep better. Medication can help you fall asleep, but you don’t always wake up feeling great as you may not have had the right kind of sleep. A great night’s rest is vitally important to Read the full article…

Federal Government Reports Teen Marijuana Use In Colorado Still Has NOT Increased Since Legalization

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Five years after Colorado voters decided to regulate marijuana for adult use, rates of current and lifetime use among high school students remain relatively unchanged and on par with national averages COLORADO: A new federal report shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado have still not increased since voters decided to end marijuana prohibition in Read the full article…

Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis

"Most patients in the pain groups reported replacing prescription medications with medicinal cannabis, the most common of which were opiates/opioids across all patient groups," authors concluded.

OHIO: More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription drugs in a cohort of over 2,000 Canadian patients licensed to access marijuana Read the full article…

Study: THC/CBD Administration Not Associated With Driving Impairment

driving while high

NORWAY: The administration of an oral spray containing equal ratios of THC and CBD is not associated with either driving impairment or an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a literature review published in the journal Brain and Behavior. Norwegian and Spanish researchers reviewed the results from several driving performance studies that assessed subjects’ abilities following the Read the full article…

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

Sixty-five percent of respondents said that medical marijuana was equally effective or more effective than standard treatments for addressing appetite loss and/or cachexia.

MASSACHUSETTS: The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis is either as effective or more effective than conventional treatments for managing symptoms of cancer, according to survey data published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators lead by researchers at The Dana Farber Cancer Clinic randomly surveyed oncologists’ beliefs with regard to the Read the full article…

Study: Oral THC Safe And Effective At Treating Symptoms Of Anorexia

"The impact of delta-9-THC on the psychological symptoms of anorexia nervosa: A pilot study," appears in The Israeli Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.

ISRAEL:  The daily administration of low doses of oral THC is associated with treating various symptoms associated with anorexia nervosa, according to clinical trial data published in The Israeli Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. Investigators with Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Eating Disorders Institution at the University of Haifa assessed the daily use of up to Read the full article…

Study: CBD Therapy Improves Autistic Symptoms

CBD is a major part of the growing legal cannabis market

ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of high CBD oral extracts is associated with improvements in symptom management in children with autism-related behavioral issues, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Neurology. Israeli researchers assessed the use of oral extracts containing a 20 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC in 60 adolescents with autism spectrum Read the full article…

Patients Dramatically Reduce Their Opioid Use Following Cannabis Access

MMJ reduces opioid use

CANADA: Pain patients enrolled in Canada’s legal medical cannabis access program significantly reduce their use of opioids over the long-term, according to longitudinal data provided by Tilray Canada Ltd - one of the nation’s largest, licensed provider of medicinal marijuana products. Investigators assessed opioid use patterns in a cohort of 573 patients using Tilray-provided products. Among those patients who acknowledged Read the full article…

Study: CBD Extracts Significantly Reduced Seizure Frequency In Children With Refractory Epilepsy

Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy.

ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of CBD extracts is safe and effective in adolescent patients with refractory epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Brain & Development. Israeli researchers assessed the sustained daily use of extracted CBD oils in a cohort of young patients with treatment resistant epilepsy. Thirty-five percent of participants experienced a Read the full article…