Study: Patients With Tourette Syndrome Report Benefits From Cannabis

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ISRAEL: Patients suffering from Tourette syndrome (TS) report symptomatic benefits following the use of medical cannabis, according to data published in the journal Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Israeli researchers surveyed 42 patients with TS who had approval from the Health Ministry to use medical marijuana. Subjects typically reported reduced tic severity, better sleep, and improved mood following cannabis administration. Read the full article…

Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes In Bipolar Patients

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MASSACHUSETTS: Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data published in the journal PLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Announces Launch of IBS Clinical Study

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CANADA: FSD Pharma has announced the launch of a pilot clinical study in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by its strategic R&D partner, SciCann Therapeutics. The study is designed to test the safety and efficacy of SciCann’s proprietary “Steady Stomach” cannabidiol (CBD) combination product for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. This study follows the previously reported efficacy Read the full article…

Thousands Of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific To Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade

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ISRAEL: The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according to data published the journal Population Health Management. Israeli researchers assessed trends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. They reported: Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Smoke Exposure Doesn’t Significantly Impact Lung Health

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CALIFORNIA: Cannabis smoke exposure is not particularly detrimental to lung health and is not associated with the onset of lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD, according to data published in the journal Chest. Donald Tashkin of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine reviewed dozens of studies assessing cannabis smoke exposure and lung health, involving thousands of subjects. He reports: “Although regular Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk

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CANADA: The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample, while accounting for a range of potential confounders – including lifestyle behaviors, socio-demographics, Read the full article…

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results for Pilot Study on Treatment of Cancer Anorexia-Cachexia Syndrome (CACS)

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Preliminary findings showed +80% of patients had increase in appetite and 60% +10% weight increase ISRAEL & MARYLAND: Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, a leader in personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, announced the results of its pilot study to test the efficacy of Cannabics capsules for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) in advanced Read the full article…

Study: Adjunctive Cannabis Use Improves Treatment Retention In Opioid-Dependent Subjects

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MISSOURI: The intermittent use of cannabis can play a positive role in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing treatment, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis assessed data evaluating the relationship between the use of cannabis and opioids. They reported, “Adjunct cannabis use alongside current treatment Read the full article…

Poll: Health Specialists Support Legalizing Cannabis

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OREGON: Health professionals support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according to survey data compiled by MedScape. Eighty-two percent of nurses, 82 percent of psychologists, 71 percent of pharmacists, and 67 percent of physicians agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.” Majorities in each profession also endorsed legalizing the adult use Read the full article…

Tilray Gets DEA OK To Import Medical Cannabis Study Drug For Clinical Trial At University Of California San Diego Center For Medicinal Cannabis Research

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CANADA: Tilray has announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted approval to import a cannabinoid study drug into the United States from Canada for a clinical trial at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) examining its safety, tolerability and efficacy for Essential Tremor (ET). Read the full article…