There's been significant anecdotal evidence suggesting cannabis oil can cure some forms of skin cancer. Those claims are about to be tested through research in Australia. The University of Canberra announced a few days ago it had inked a $1 million collaboration with Cann Pharmaceutical for a medical-grade cannabis therapy...
The largest harm reduction study ever undertaken involving opioids and cannabis will soon get under way in Canada. Canada's National Access Cannabis will be collaborating with the USA's Phytosciences Consultants on a two-year, evidence-based cohort study. The study will examine the potential of prescribed pharmaceutical-grade cannabis as a substitute...
A medication based on the cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) has again proven to be useful in managing a rare form of epilepsy according to a recent trial. GW Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from the first randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 clinical trial of its Epidiolex medicine for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut...
Israel's Knesset has given the green light to reforms enabling authorized patients to receive their medicinal marijuana supply at pharmacies. JPost reports the government has also committed to boosting the number of doctors authorized to approve the legal supply of medical cannabis for qualifying patients. Additionally, patients will only require...
A recent study suggests medicinal marijuana could play a role in stabilising patients with Bipolar Disorder. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance among those suffering bipolar I disorder according to the study, but there is conflicting evidence as to whether its use by these patients is beneficial or...
The Hemp Biz Journal's latest report predicts even bigger bucks ahead for the USA's industrial hemp industry. The report estimates consumer sales of hemp products in the U.S skyrocketed to $593 million last year, up 33 percent compared to 2014. A report in May from the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) put...
Reports that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would soon effectively make medical marijuana legal across the nation may have been a little optimistic. A news item on the Santa Monica Observer a few days ago stated the "..U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will reclassify marijuana as a "Schedule Two" drug...
A recent survey indicates a significant percentage of Americans would be extremely or very likely to use medical marijuana to treat their pain; if it was recommended by a doctor. A Prevention magazine survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,025 U.S. adults also indicates 75% of those polled believe...
Malawi's Parliament has adopted a motion to legalise the cultivation and use of industrial hemp. The legislation would recognise industrial hemp in the impoverished nation as an agricultural cash crop and separate it from other cannabis varieties; collectively known as "chamba" in Malawi. "Industrial hemp has been grown in some countries...
The USA's Kind Financial has launched its Kind Government Solutions for the cannabis sector in collaboration with Microsoft Corp.  Growing and selling medicinal marijuana in the USA is no walk in the park. It is complex, heavily regulated and that means record-keeping must be perfect. Kind Financial provides technology and software...