The vast majority of Mexico's Senate has supported a bill that opens the way to a much broader legal use of medical cannabis in the country. The senators voted 98-7 in favour of the bill, which now must also be passed by Mexico's lower house in order to become law. "After...
The dust may have settled somewhat after the U.S. elections, but anxiety over the future in the USA's cannabis industry continues. As we mentioned earlier, President-elect Donald Trump appears to support medical cannabis and says he is happy for the states to self-determine on the issue. Unfortunately, he has nominated...
There are now close to 3,000 active marijuana business licenses in Colorado, USA, according to a recently released market report on the state's cannabis sector. The report was authored by University of Denver's Assistant Professor Paul Seaborn, from DU’s Daniels College of Business. “When recreational marijuana was legalized in January 2014,...
Results from a study looking into the type and level of training cannabis dispensary staff in the USA have under their belts is a little unsettling. The study, led by Nancy A. Haug PhD from Palo Alto University in California, is the first of its type and received responses from...
An Australian company is pushing to set up a medical cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility at the soon to be closed Holden car plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. The massive factory complex has approximately 25 hectares of covered floor space. The company behind the proposal, Australian Cannabis Corporation, says if such...
A recently published study reviews evidence that cannabis and related compounds could provide promising therapies in neurodegenerative and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system . It's a progressive condition, with the most visible symptom being shaking and difficulty with...
Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert have donated a big chunk of change to Thomas Jefferson University in the USA to support its Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research. Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was first major health sciences university...
The Australian Rheumatology Association has said it does not support the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. In a recently released position statement, the ARA says evidence supporting use of medical cannabis/cannabinoids in chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions is scant and more research is needed. "The ARA...
Patients are being sought to participate a world-first medicinal cannabis trial in the Australian state of New South Wales - and it's safe to assume that there will be plenty of interest. The trial  for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting will involve a capsule medicine containing 2.5mg of...
Medical cannabis products may soon be made more widely available in Ireland, thanks primarily to the efforts of People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny. RTÉ reports the Dáil (lower house of the Oireachtas - Irish legislature) has enabled a bill to make medicinal cannabis available in the country to pass...