June 2018

Epilepsy drugs don’t work well, or at all, for about one-third of people with the condition. Unfortunately, these hard-to-treat epilepsies are associated with an increased risk of premature death. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis oil may help some of these people control their seizures and potentially save their lives. A small number of studies have […]

Register for our free newsletter A LEADING cancer specialist whose patients took part in a clinical trial for a cannabis-based drug believes the results are “encouraging.” Professor Anthony Chalmers, head of clinical oncology at Glasgow University, said the results revealing a cannabis drug called Sativex may prolong a patient’s life should be followed by more […]

Cannabis oil has come under scrutinyRUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Alison George Cannabis is in the headlines for its potential medical benefits after the recent confiscation of cannabis oil medication from the mother of a 12-year-old British boy with severe epilepsy. The furore that ensued is shining a light on campaigns for cannabis oils to be made legal […]

One of the central issues in the debate over the medical-marijuana question on Tuesday’s election ballot is whether scientific research confirms that marijuana can offer health benefits. So far, marijuana has not been approved as a medicine by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA requires clinical trials in hundreds, then thousands, of human patients […]

When marijuana entrepreneur Matthew Mallory promised to donate $250,000 to Thomas Jefferson University, he expected something in return — an alliance with a major research university that would put him on an inside track to launch a business growing, selling, and researching medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. … read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/marijuana-weed-pennsylvania-jefferson-pay-to-play-grower-20180622.html

Marissa Parsons and her family visit the Grand Canyon in 2016. (Ronda Parsons) At 3 months old, Marissa Parsons began having frequent seizures, some lasting a half-hour. For almost two decades, her desperate parents tried drug after drug to treat her rare type of childhood epilepsy, but the medications mostly produced side effects — pancreatitis, […]

Pain is often the most common reason for use of medicinal cannabis. A recent study aimed to identify patterns of cannabis treatment in patients with migraine and headache compared to patients with arthritis and chronic pain, while also analyzing preferred cannabis strains, biochemical profiles, and prescription medication substitutions with cannabis. The study used an electronic […]

When marijuana entrepreneur Matthew Mallory promised to donate $250,000 to Thomas Jefferson University, he expected something in return — an alliance with a major research university that would put him on an inside track to launch a business growing, selling, and researching medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. … read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/cannabis/marijuana-weed-pennsylvania-jefferson-pay-to-play-grower-20180622.html