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

mmj is better than pills

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

Green is good

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…

Cannabis Nurses Network Conference 2017 Is Oct 5-7 At UNLV Las Vegas

Cannabis Nurses Network™ Presents 
Cannabis Education for Nurses at UNLV-Las Vegas, NV

NEVADA:  Cannabis Nurses Network is producing the first ever 5.33 CEU Nursing accredited program October 5th – 7th, 2017, at UNLV-Las Vegas, Nevada (Greenspun Hall and Foundations Bldg) 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154. The 2-day series is being produced in partnership with UNLV Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Las Vegas NORML, and is Read the full article…

Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership With MariMed

Tikun Olam

Combines Tikun Products & Unparalleled Research with MariMed’s Cultivation & Distribution Networks MASSACHUSETTS and NEW YORK:  Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc., a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity In HIV Patients

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

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…

Eaze Raises Additional $27 Million

“Eaze is one of the strongest investment opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis industry,” said David Chao, General Partner of DCM Ventures.

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology companyEaze has announced an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs. The latest round brings Eaze’s total funding to $52 million. Eaze will use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states, to provide safe, convenient and professional 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…

Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal; Takes Top Honors in DOPE Competition

Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two awards

COLORADO: Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two DOPE Cup Colorado awards. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best Transdermal Cream. “We were thrilled to have our products recognized in the Read the full article…