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Renowned Israeli cannabis researcher Prof. Raphael Mechoulam announced on October 26 that he would begin research on efficacy of CBD treatment on asthma. He, Dr. Francesca Levi-Shaffer, and a team from the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabis Research at Hebrew University will conduct the research. UK biotech startup CIITECH has commissioned the studies. In 1964, Mechoulam […]

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MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines Manila expressed its strongest objection to the proposals to legalize medical cannabis as it poses a serious threat to public health. In a statement, members of the Technical Working Group on Medical Cannabis Legalization and faculty members said House Bills 6517, 180 and 4477 which propose to legalize […]

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Medical marijuana has a powerful ally after the American Legion, the largest veteran organization in the United States, released the results of a study on Thursday outlining veteran support for medical marijuana research. “In political terms, it’s a landslide,” said Joe Plenzler, the American Legion’s Communications Director. Ninety-two percent of veterans, and caregivers of veterans, […]

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The Food and Drug Administration will not tolerate companies peddling marijuana-based products to treat cancer—at least, not without better evidence. The agency sent four warning letters on Tuesday to companies selling products online with health claims about cancer, including that the products could stop tumors from growing. Products that were being sold include cannabidiol (CBD) oil, […]

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Katrina replaced all her daughter’s medication with cannabis oil (Picture: Caters) A nine-year-old girl who suffers from 19 chronic illnesses has become a ‘whole different person’ since she started taking cannabis, her mum said. Katrina Spraggon replaced daughter Kaitlyn’s cocktail of medication with cannabis oil – and says the impact has been remarkable. Saudi prince […]

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Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, known as the “father” of the medical cannabis industry, will lead a team investigating the benefits of non-psychoactive cannabis components for treating asthma and other respiratory conditions. In 1964, Mechoulam, was the first scientist to successfully isolate the THC component in cannabis. He was then a young researcher at Israel’s […]

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An internationally recognized authority on endocannabinoid pharmacology is set to speak at Colorado State University-Pueblo as part of the second annual Institute of Cannabis Research Conference in April. Vincenzo Di Marzo is scheduled to present the second annual Mechoulam Lecture during the conference, April 28 at the Belmont Campus. Di Marzo is a prolific researcher […]

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Getty Despite the fact that the U.S. federal government has steadfastly refused to change the Schedule I classification of the cannabis plant, they are reportedly handing out millions to researchers in order to explore its effectiveness in treating symptoms experienced by HIV patients. Will this ridiculously overt display of federal government hypocrisy regarding cannabis medicine […]

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An internationally recognized authority on endocannabinoid pharmacology is set to speak at Colorado State University-Pueblo as part of the second annual Institute of Cannabis Research Conference in April. Vincenzo Di Marzo is scheduled to present the second annual Mechoulam Lecture during the conference, April 28 at the Belmont Campus. Di Marzo is a prolific researcher […]

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