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Getty Iowa is one of the handful of conservative states that have implemented a law allowing patients with epilepsy to possess CBD oil, made from low-THC strains of cannabis. However, their law –  which was signed into effect in 2014 – has a sunset date, which means it will no longer be effective after July […]

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South Africa may legally regulate medical cannabis as soon as April 2017. The South African Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health has said that the government will amend the Medicines and Related Substances Act 1965 (MRS Act). Under the reformed legislation, cannabis – known locally as “dagga” – will be downgraded from a banned Schedule 7 […]

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Researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children are poised to begin a clinical trial using cannabis extracts to treat children with severe epilepsy whose seizures can’t be controlled with existing medications. The trial is believed to be the first in Canada to test an oral preparation that contains both CBD and THC, compounds in marijuana […]

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A fire that scorched a man’s legs Monday and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to his home’s kitchen started during an operation intended to extract oil from cannabis. Medford Fire-Rescue responded to the incident at 11:09 a.m., according to dispatch logs, in the 3000 block of Alley Lane, off Highway 99 between Phoenix […]

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The Maryland Cannabis Commission announced Monday it will hire a consultant to review what steps — if any — it could take to improve diversity in the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry. The consultant will determine if it is feasible to conduct a study of whether minorities have been unfairly excluded from the industry, among […]

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Israel has long been ahead of the pack on medical cannabis research and development. A new partnership could help cement that reputation by bringing a clinical cannabis-delivery device to market. On Monday, Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced a distribution and cooperation agreement to market a Syqe-developed inhaler that the company says […]

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The Pueblo County commissioners finalized an agreement with Colorado State University-Pueblo to use marijuana excise tax to help fund impact studies that will be conducted by the school’s newly formed Institute of Cannabis Research. During a work session Oct. 31, officials with CSU-Pueblo presented the board the scope of some of the studies that will […]

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Iowans fight for medical marijuana (WQAD photo) Iowans fight for medical marijuana (WQAD photo) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Medical marijuana supporters are hopeful the Iowa Legislature could expand the state’s limited cannabis oil law. The Des Moines Register  reports that Republican Rep. Clel Baudler plans to propose a bill that would allow the production […]

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The list of Canadian licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis expecting to go public just got longer. CanniMed Therapeutics, the parent of CanniMed Ltd. and Prairie Plant Systems, issued a press release and filed a 193-page preliminary prospectus regarding its pending IPO that is… read more at: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/canadian-cannabis-producer-cannimed-prepares-for-ipo/

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Is the drug industry changing its approach to medical cannabis? This morning, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) subsidiary Teva Israel reported signing a cooperation and marketing agreement with the Israeli company Syqe Medical to market the world’s first cannabis inhaler. No financial data on the agreement were disclosed. According to the agreement, […]

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