July 2018

Resource for Your Practice – A PPM Brief The University of Michigan is launching two surveys on medical cannabis and are calling for patients to participate.1 In an announcement, researchers noted that they are seeking information that “will help inform physicians, researchers, policy-makers, and patients about potential benefits and risks of cannabis as a therapeutic […]

WATCHING their son go from having more than 50 seizures a day to just two in a month is “incredible” for Shaileen Roberts and Harley Elward. The Midland parents attribute two-year-old Zavier’s promising results to Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a prescribed treatment made from cannabis they’ve administered orally twice daily over four weeks. Ms Roberts said […]

Billy Caldwell © Getty Images The government is reviewing the legal status of cannabis products as parents of children with severe and hard-to-treat epilepsy say it’s the only thing that helps control their kids’ daily seizures. Recently, 12-year-old Billy Caldwell made headlines when UK Customs officers confiscated seven bottles of cannabis oil from his mother, Charlotte […]

Don’t blink, or you might miss the incredible growth and shifting legal landscape of the marijuana industry. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal weed sales in North America catapulted higher by 33% in 2017, and they’re on track to grow by an average of 28% per year through 2021, leading to nearly $25 billion […]

Patients with advanced COPD showed no significant improvements or worsening of breathlessness, exercises endurance, or airway function when treated with inhaled vaporized cannabis in a 16-person trial reported by researchers from Montreal’s McGill University. Among the main findings: Cannabis had no effect on breathlessness intensity ratings at isotime or on exercise endurance time. Four participants […]

T wo years ago, federal drug authorities said they would consider licensing new suppliers of marijuana grown for scientific purposes, a move seen as an acknowledgment of the need for additional rigorous research into potential medical uses and risks of cannabis and its components. Hope you weren’t holding your breath. The Drug Enforcement Administration still has […]

New Douglas Park will be known as HopeCBD Stadium after a “five-figure sum” was agreed to secure stadium sponsorship rights. The deal will promote the sale of products containing cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive substance produced from cannabis plants. READ MORE: Deceased Venezuelan footballer given final send-off by grieving teammates (VIDEO) The club say the partnership is “within […]

Though his discovery and cross-breeding of kriya brand humulus may be a fresh development, the plant’s story dates back to the mid-1800s when John Sullivan was a British governor in the southern part of India. Sullivan was ahead of his time, Joseph says: “He believed in natural health; he believed in natural curing. And he was powerful, […]

In “Effect of Vaporized Cannabis on Exertional Breathlessness and Exercise Endurance in Advanced COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Sara J. Abdallah, a PhD candidate in exercise physiology at McGill University, and co-authors report that the trial did not find a difference between vaporized cannabis and placebo on lung volumes or heart rate at rest or […]

Americans have favorable beliefs about medical marijuana that aren’t yet supported by the scientific research, according to a new study from the Annuals of Internal Medicine. Medical marijuana, and cannabis more broadly, is growing in popularity and approval. Business is booming (especially in California) and the US Food and Drug Administration just approved the first […]