ASX-listed MGC Pharmaceuticals has announced epilepsy expert Professor Uri Kramer has joined the company's strategic advisory board.Professor Kramer will direct clinical trial medical cannabis programs the company intends carrying out in Australia and Europe. The professor is a highly regarded expert in the field of Paediatric Neurology and Paediatric...
Recent Federal elections in Australia saw some interesting actions by hemp activists - or perhaps mischievous parties trying to put blame on them.A section of lawn at Parliament House in the nation's capital, Canberra, has been poisoned in a very specific way.The poison was applied in a fashion that...
It seems  Japan's First Lady, Akie Abe, is a big fan of hemp and wants to see the industry have a greater presence in her country.Ms. Abe reportedly purchased cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil for her husband, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, at the recent Kyoto Hemp Forum.The Prime Minister apparently...
A new study has revealed medical marijuana has been saving the USA's Medicare program a significant amount of money.A recently published peer-reviewed paper by Ashley Bradford and W. David Bradford of the University of Georgia looked into to the impact of medical cannabis in clinical settings.Using data on all...
Hawai'i's cannabis dispensaries could collectively generate between USD $12 million and $38 million during their first 12 months of operations.The forecast has been made by the Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance in its 2016 HDA Industry Forecast; which the HDA states is "the first serious public attempt to create projections for...
It appears children in the Australian state of New South Wales with severe treatment-resistant epilepsy may be able to take advantage of a specific cannabidiol (CBD) based medicine very soon.Earlier today, NSW Premier Mike Baird announced UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals will be able to provide its Epidiolex medicine under a...
Researchers have discovered  tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the psychoactive compound in marijuana - can promote the removal of a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.As our population ages and increases, so to do age-related conditions such as dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's, which accounts for up...
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...