Study: Cannabinoid Therapy Improves Dystonia In HD Patients

"Treatment with cannabinoids in all cases lead to an improvement of motor symptoms, mainly driven by improvement of dystonia," authors concluded. Patients generally reported "no relevant side effects."

GERMANY: Cannabinoid treatment is associated with improvements in dystonia in patients with early-onset Huntington’s disease, according to observational data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease. A team of investigators from Germany and Austria assessed the treatment of various synthetic or organic cannabinoid preparations – including Sativex, dronabinol, and nabilone - in seven HD patients who had been Read the full article…

Case Reports: Cannabinoids Improve Speech In Patients With Tourette Syndrome

Cannabinoids Improve Speech In Patients With Tourette Syndrome

GERMANY: The daily administration of cannabinoids is associated with improved speech fluency in patients with Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to a pair of case reports published in The International Journal of Molecular Sciences. A pair of researchers from the Hannover Medical School in Germany assessed the impact of daily cannabinoid treatment in two TS patients with treatment-resistant vocal Read the full article…

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

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GERMANY: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. Of these, the largest body of literature focuses Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Germany: Berlin Strikes Down Recreational Pot, Coffee Shops

"For us, the rejection of the plans was no surprise, and as such, it's also not a setback," said Georg Wurth, a spokesperson for a pro-marijuana group in Germany,

GERMANY: A German pharmaceutical authority struck down proposed plans Monday that would have allowed for the creation of “coffee shops” in Berlin similar to those in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where customers can recreationally buy different kinds of marijuana alongside a cup of coffee. Despite the setback, proponents of the law are still hopeful for the future of Read the full article…

German Court Allows Patients To Grow Medical Marijuana

A word of advice to Oregonians who plan to grow marijuana in their backyards: Don't brag on Twitter or proudly post photos of your budding crop on Facebook.

GERMANY:  A German court ruled for the first time on Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may be cultivated at home by some patients Read the full article…