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Medical marijuana hopeful MGC Pharma has teamed up The University of Sydney to publish an academic review of historical clinical trials that involved the administering of cannabis based products to people suffering from various health conditions. The new white paper, entitled Clinical Evidence for Medicinal Cannabis: Epilepsy, Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, was produced by MGC […]

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Study: Medical weed better than opioid painkiller Sep 21, 2016 12:23 PM EDT A new research suggests that access to medical marijuana may have trimmed down the use of opioids. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999 to 2013. It has been discovered that the states, which approved […]

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Pharmaceutical start-up GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 in funding as it seeks to develop “breakthrough medicines” using cannabis extracts. The company, which primarily focuses on exploring the “full potential of cannabis and cannabinoids as a medicine”, secured the phase-two funding from a consortium of private Irish investors. It follows an initial €100,000 seed investment. The […]

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Cannabis as a medicine has an ancient history with anecdotes dating back to the Vedic period (c.1500 BCE) in India and Nepal. It wasn’t until 1839 that William Brooke O’Shaughnessy introduced the therapeutic potential of cannabis to the western hemisphere, and another 75 years after that until Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine, proposed […]

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MIAMI, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CITIVA, in collaboration with the University of West Indies, Mona announced today they are donating the first cannabis-based medicine extracted from their well-researched, high-CBD cannabis strain, to be used in a ground-breaking study in Jamaica that will examine its effect on children with Epilepsy.  Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160915/408540 … read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/citiva-teams-up-with-epican-to-donate-first-harvest-of-medically-indicated-cannabis-for-patient-study-in-jamaica-300329299.html

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A study released last week found that states legalizing marijuana for medical use could see a reduction in the use of opioid painkillers, which are highly addictive. The study examined people between the ages of 21 and 40 who died in car crashes. In states allowing use of medical marijuana, fewer crash victims tested positive […]

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A UC Berkeley researcher and HelloMD — a digital healthcare platform specializing in medical cannabis — announced last Tuesday that they had teamed up to study the connection between medical marijuana and opioid use. A recent national increase in accidental fatal opioid overdoses prompted HelloMD Chief Medical Officer Perry Solomon and UC Berkeley School of […]

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Pharmaceutical start-up GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 in funding as it seeks to develop “breakthrough medicines” using cannabis extracts. The company, which primarily focuses on exploring the “full potential of cannabis and cannabinoids as a medicine”, secured the phase two funding from a consortium of private Irish investors. It follows a €100,000 seed investment. The […]

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The Phylos Galaxy, an interactive genetic map of cannabis strains, was the result of collaboration between Phylos Bioscience and the American Museum of Natural History. (Click for interactive graphic) When Mowgli Holmes moved back to his home state of Oregon in 2013, the cannabis industry was beginning to take off in a big way — but as a molecular […]

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