May 2017

“Simply put, cannabis should not be used by young people,” says Dr. Diane Kelsall, Editor-in-Chief (Interim), CMAJ. “It is toxic to neurons, and regular use of marijuana can actually change their developing brains.” The Canadian Paediatric Society and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have publicly stated that marijuana is not harmless and can […]

Medicinal and recreational cannabis continues to spur investment in marijuana-based pharmaceuticals. Several publicly traded cannabis stocks gained more than 5% this past week, some of which have market capitalizations exceeding $50 million, according to Investopedia. The Solactive North American Medical Marijuana Index, which tracks the medical marijuana sector, gained 1.5% for the week. Cannabis stocks […]

Sunday, May 28, 2017 Cannabis harm prevention message a must – study Government, police and health agencies need clear guidelines for public campaigns on preventing harm from cannabis use, according to new research from Massey University. Carrie Drake, who graduated this week with a Master of International Security, investigated the social harms from cannabis (aka […]

Axim Biotechnologies recently announced that its U.K. partner, Quay Pharmaceuticals, has secured licenses from the British Home Office to continue developing and importing its medical cannabinoid product MedChew Rx — a potential treatment for pain and spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), among other illnesses. MedChew Rx is a gum containing 5 mg of cannabidiol (CBD) and 5 mg of […]

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Marijuana is seen under a magnifier at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014. Photo by David McNew/REUTERS/File Photo For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a component of cannabis reduces seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step […]

(CBS) – A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol — a non-intoxicating chemical — reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent in patients with Dravet Syndrome, researchers report. This is the first randomized, controlled trial to show […]

After 16 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Americans view post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and traumatic brain injury, or TBI, as the “signature” wounds of these conflicts. The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent billions of dollars to better understand the symptoms, effects, and treatments for these injuries. But despite advances in […]