August 8, 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s public health minister and his top bureaucrats danced along to pop tunes ahead of a news conference called to present the first batch of cannabis oil produced by a state-owned pharmaceutical company on Wednesday. A video clip of the minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, and dozen officials showing off their moves, quickly went […]

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MANILA, Philippines — A staff of the Philippine consulate general in New York was recently held in South Korea for questioning after cannabis (marijuana) oil was found in her luggage, sources at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Sources said the staff was requested by a female diplomat whom she worked with at […]

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The Canadian cannabis company posted stronger-than-expected earnings for its 2nd quarter. Cannabis oil sales also accounted for 20% of product revenue. But its CEO says losses will increase in the 2nd half of the year. Yahoo Finance’s Ines Ferre joins Akiko Fujita. … read more at: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/cronos-seesaws-earnings-beat-cannabis-192934189.html

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BANGKOK — Thailand’s health ministry received its first batch of legal medical marijuana Wednesday to be distributed in state-run hospitals. Public Health Minister Anutin Chanvirakul presided over the ceremonial handing over of 4,500 5 milliliter bottles of extracted cannabis oil from the Government Pharmaceutical Organization to the Public Health Ministry. “The freedom for medical usage […]

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Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd., Gynica Lumir Lab to release custom questionnaire to select eligible participants for world-leading medical cannabis research TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd. is pleased to launch the next stage of the much-anticipated clinical trial with Israeli based research group Gynica to develop a product formulation to treat endometriosis and its […]

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‘Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long,’ said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers) N.Y. guv signs bill reducing possession penalties ALBANY, N.Y. — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation into law amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic […]

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How does one smoke less weed? By using more weed, that’s how. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed promising evidence for the usage of cannabinoid agonist medication, i.e. cannabis-derived drugs that activate certain receptors in the brain in order to reduce relapse to cannabinoid drugs. This process, involving a medication sprayed […]

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The Path to Medicinal Use On September 21 2018, the U.K. Government announced that cannabis-based products for medicinal use would become available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. Keeping true to their word, November 1 of that year marked a watershed moment towards the approach to cannabis in the U.K., as the Government legalized its […]

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SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (IGX.V)(IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”), a leader in pharmaceutical films, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. currency and results are reported in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles except where noted otherwise. […]

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Medical cannabis products, jointly developed by GB Sciences Louisiana (GBSL) and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center‘s (LSU AgCenter) Therapeutic Cannabis Program, are now available for purchase by qualified patients with illnesses that include multiple sclerosis (MS) at nine state-licensed pharmacies. The decision, announced by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture Forestry, marks the first time that cannabis-based […]

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  The fast-tracked guidance follows the re-classification of these products last year to allow specialist doctors to prescribe them where the clinical needs of patients cannot be met by licensed medicines. The draft guidance, which is open for public consultation until 5 September 2019, considers the use of these products for people with intractable nausea and […]

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As the summer heats up, it’s worth taking a look back in the year when cannabis research was just as hot. Exciting new studies continue to come out with the global trend toward legalization and acknowledging the therapeutic potential of cannabis. Research so far this year encompasses finding the region in the brain that gets […]

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