July saw monthly cannabis sales exceed $20 million for the first time in the U.S. state of Missouri. The $21.03 million in sales for the month saw the total amount purchased in the state reach $91.36 million since legal sales commenced in October last year. Sales have been supported by...
A clinical stage biotech company developing novel solutions to addiction is working on an antidote to treat cannabinoid intoxication. While the cannabinoid CBD doesn't intoxicate, THC does. With the use of THC-based medical cannabis and legal adult use marijuana products on the rise, so too are cases of unintentional intoxication...
Diabetic nerve pain patients in Pennsylvania registered for the state's medical cannabis program have been invited to join a study. Diabetic neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that can occur in diabetes patients. The condition can range from  numbness or tingling in the extremities, or a burning, sharp, or...
New Zealand medicinal cannabis company Helius Therapeutics is now able to manufacture locally-made medicines for patients after receiving  GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification. Headquartered in Auckland, Helius has an 8,800sqm  facility incorporating indoor cultivation, analytics, research, manufacturing, logistics, management and bonded distribution. The company holds a Licence to Manufacture Medicines...
A cannabis-based medication already in use for another condition will be trialed to help treat the most aggressive form of brain tumour - recurrent glioblastoma. In the UK, a major trial of Sativex is to kick off to assess whether adding it to chemotherapy treatment could extend life of patients...
A University of Adelaide project involving hemp has received a substantial grant from the Australian Research Council. The ARC’s Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies; supporting projects with funding of $50,000 to $300,000 per...
The Australian state of Victoria's government has released a report considering how a medicinal cannabis patient's fitness to drive can be assessed. It is currently an offence in Victoria for a person to drive with any amount of the cannabinoid THC in their system - including THC from legally prescribed...
A UK hemp cooperative that had to destroy its own crop two years ago is fighting back against what it says is a licensing regime with no obvious public benefit. Hempen has operated its own farm at Hardwick Estate in Oxfordshire since 2015. While not currently growing hemp at this...
A new study has found hemp that goes "hot" - over legally permitted THC levels - is likely just down to genetics rather than environmental stressors also playing a role. Most jurisdictions around the world have set levels for how high THC can be in cannabis before it is no...
Western Australia's Government has announced site works have begun on a medicinal cannabis facility near Collie that is delivering contracts for local trades. Located approximately 200 kilometres south of Perth, the town of Collie has been Western Australia’s most important coal mining town since the late 1800's. But the writing...