Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

NEW MEXICO: In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of scheduled prescription medications in the months following enrollment. All prescriptions Read the full article…

Trauma Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality

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ARIZONA: Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to datapublished online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed in-hospital mortality rates over a Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Second Facility To Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand For Medical Cannabis

Total output to increase to 51 metric tonnes annually by end of 2018

CANADA: Tilray Canada Ltd., a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, has announced that it will invest, through an affiliated entity, up to $30 million in a second cultivation and processing facility located in Enniskillen, Ontario. The two facilities will generate a combined production capacity of up to 51 metric tonnes per year, which will Read the full article…

NY Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health has made several changes to the program since it issued a report in August 2016, including adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition and allowing registered nurses and physician’s assistants to recommended medical marijuana.

NEW YORK: The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from 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…

Why Cannabis Is A Medication That’s Worth Legalizing

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Chronic pain is a large problem.  Not only does 1/3 America suffer from it, but because the pain is both subjective and personal, it has been very difficult to treat. In fact, until the 1990s, it went largely under treated until opioid prescriptions began to rapidly increase. Today, we have an epidemic. But, while marijuana Read the full article…

Case Reports: Cannabis Smoking Associated With Spontaneous Remission Of Restless Legs Syndrome

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FRANCE: Cannabis inhalation alleviates symptoms in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a series of case reportspublished in the journal Sleep Medicine. Up to ten percent of the US population is estimated to suffer from RLS. French researchers reported on the experience of six patients with treatment-resistant RLS following cannabis inhalation. All patients reported “total relief of RLS Read the full article…

Study: CBD Administration Reduces Blood Pressure

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

UNITED KINGDOM: Oral CBD administration is associated with reduced blood pressure in healthy volunteers, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Investigators from the University of Nottingham assessed the effects of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in nine male subjects. Cannabidiol administration reduced resting systolic blood Read the full article…

PA Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Class In Pittsburgh Sunday, June 25th

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PENNSYLVANIA: HempStaff, a medical marijuana staffing and training agency, is hosting a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The class will be held at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh, located at 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. There are 2 sessions to choose from: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost is $249 with prior online registration or $300 (cash-only) at the door, Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Support For Clinical Trial Examining Cannabis And Chronic Lung Disease

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced a partnership with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, one of the world’s premier public academic and research institutions, to study the effects of vaporized cannabis on symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Phase II trial will Read the full article…