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…

Intec Pharma Reports Clinical Results From Phase I Trial of Accordion Pill For Cannabinoid Therapies

Intec Pharma Reports Clinical Results From Phase I Trial of Accordion Pill for Cannabinoid Therapies

ISRAEL: Intec Pharma, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology, announced the results from a Phase I clinical trial of AP-CBD/THC, its Accordion Pill platform with cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the two primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa. “We’re excited about these encouraging results from our Read the full article…

OWC Pharmaceutical To Begin Testing On Cannabinoid-Infused Psoriasis Cream

Cannabis-infused Psoriasis cream

ISRAEL: OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp., an Israeli-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different medical conditions and disorders, announced it has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct safety testing on its proprietary topical crème compound for the treatment of psoriasis and related skin conditions. The approval follows the Company’s February 1, 2017 8K filing Read the full article…

After Historic Decision, Marijuana To Be Sold At Pharmacies

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman says pharmacies will be allowed to dispense prescription marijuana.

ISREAL:  Medical marijuana will soon be sold in pharmacies across Israel, Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman, who functions as the de facto health minister, announced on Monday during a Knesset committee meeting. Marijuana will be sold to patients with prescriptions, and will be controlled like any other prescription medication. However, more doctors will be authorized Read the full article…

Is Israel’s Medical Marijuana Leader Coming To America?

Forty-two other companies applied for the licenses, including a handful of health groups with Jewish ties.

ISRAEL:  Israel’s leading producer of medical marijuana is joining a local group vying for a coveted license to distribute the drug in New York State. Tikun Olam, which serves about a third of Israeli medical marijuana patients, has joined forces with the Compassionate Care Center of New York (CCCNY) in hopes of winning one of Read the full article…

Israeli Researchers Develop Medicinal Marijuana With ‘No High’

Israeli researchers have created a strain of marijuana that creates a buzz, but no high.

ISREAL:  Israeli researchers have created a strain of marijuana that creates a buzz, but no high, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Named “Rafael,” in reference to the healing angel called upon by Moses, the cannabis is reportedly available in Israel in oral doses, the Post said. The new variety was developed in northern Israel for its medicinal benefits Read the full article…

Family Medics In Israel To Be Allowed To Write Marijuana Prescriptions

In trying to deal with the load on pain clinics, The Health Ministry will temporarily allow family doctors to prescribe marijuana.

ISREAL:  The Health Ministry in Israel has announced plans to expand who can prescribe medical marijuana. Family doctors will be temporarily allowed to prescribe marijuana, and if everything works out, then the decision will be made permanent. The ministry is trying to deal with the load on pain clinics, which seems to be an ever Read the full article…