November 2017

Photo via smartstock Two new independent studies indicate that medical cannabis programs can significantly curb opioid use for controlling pain. The first study, published in the journal PLOS One, was conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico, who looked at 37 patients with chronic pain enrolled in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program and […]

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Doctors should routinely ask their patients during medical visits about the use of marijuana as part of “whole-person care” – and then start a dialogue with them. (Photo: Shutterstock) After medical and recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington, it’s not surprising to learn that the use of the substance is on the rise in the […]

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Austin mother Katie Graham plays a delicate balancing act. Her 7-year-old son Elliot struggles with a severe form of epilepsy, known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. He’s tried various medications, including drug trials, over the years to quell its symptoms. “It’s like having lightning storms in your brain several times a day,” Graham said of her youngest […]

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REUTERS/Kimberly White Among states that have legalized recreational marijuana, none is more vital to the success of the pro-legalization movement, or to the industry, than California. Two regulations unveiled recently could be controversial: farm-size limits on some growers, and an apparently limitless number of licenses available for sale to large businesses. The idea of big […]

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CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, released the preliminary results of their latest study examining Illinois patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage. The study found that 67 percent of Illinois patients stopped […]

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TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Resolve Digital Health Inc. (“Resolve”), a Canadian developer of intelligent medical cannabis delivery devices, has begun protocol design for a series of studies examining the safety and efficacy profiles of Resolve medical cannabis formulations compared to commonly-prescribed oxycodone-based prescription drugs such as OxyContin®/OxyNEO® and Percocet®. Resolve is designing […]

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Zelda Therapeutics Ltd‘s (ASX:ZLD) shares have bounded 13% higher to $0.13 in early trade following the company being approved for Australia’s first medicinal cannabis trial for insomnia. The clinical trial approval was granted from the Therapeutics Goods Administration and the Human Research Ethics Committee. The trial will be undertaken by the prestigious University of Western […]

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Medical marijuana. Photo credit: Coaster420/Wikimedia commonsChronic pain patients who enroll in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program while using prescription opioids are likely to reduce their dosage of opioids and even to cease using opioids altogether, according to a new study from researchers at the University of New Mexico. Participants in the program also reported “improvements […]

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Medical marijuana. Photo credit: Coaster420/Wikimedia commonsChronic pain patients who enroll in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program while using prescription opioids are likely to reduce their dosage of opioids and even to cease using opioids altogether, according to a new study from researchers at the University of New Mexico. Participants in the program also reported “improvements […]

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REUTERS/Kimberly White Among states that have legalized recreational marijuana, none is more vital to the success of the pro-legalization movement, or to the industry, than California. Two regulations unveiled recently could be controversial: farm-size limits on some growers, and an apparently limitless number of licenses available for sale to large businesses. The idea of big […]

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REUTERS/Kimberly White Among states that have legalized recreational marijuana, none is more vital to the success of the pro-legalization movement, or to the industry, than California. Two regulations unveiled recently could be controversial: farm-size limits on some growers, and an apparently limitless number of licenses available for sale to large businesses. The idea of big […]

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Medical marijuana. Photo credit: Coaster420/Wikimedia commonsChronic pain patients who enroll in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program while using prescription opioids are likely to reduce their dosage of opioids and even to cease using opioids altogether, according to a new study from researchers at the University of New Mexico. Participants in the program also reported “improvements […]

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