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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

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 […]

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. GW Pharmaceuticals, which has spent 20 years developing medicines from cannabis, is hoping for […]