Cannabis Clinical Trials

(Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images) Vermont has approved medical cannabis for chronic pain in an effort to reduce opiate abuse. Will other states follow suit? The country is currently mired in what some are calling an “opioid painkiller crisis,” and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin took concrete action earlier this month to address the crisis. The Democratic […]

Both cell culture and animal models have shown CBD may have “antiseizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antitumor, antipsychotic, and antianxiety properties,” testified Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. But “rigorous clinical studies are still needed to evaluate the clinical potential […]

A weekly newspaper from Santa Monica, Calif., reported on Saturday that the “US Gov’t Will Legalize Marijuana on August 1,” claiming that “weed will soon be legal in all 50 states, with a prescription.” According to the Santa Monica Observer, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intends to reschedule cannabis from it’s current status as […]

The French government is taking measures to lower the health risks to volunteers in clinical trials in the wake of the final report about a study that killed one person and landed five others in the hospital in January. Furthermore, the contract research company that conducted the study, Rennes, France–based Biotrial, must within a month […]

TRENTON — Responding to pleas from veterans, the state Assembly Thursday passed a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of illnesses that would qualify a person for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee also approved the same legislation, sending it on to the full […]

Many foods, herbs, and other plants have proven remarkably effective at killing cancer cells in the lab. Perhaps the best known example is cannabis, whose active constituents, cannabinoids, have been shown to annihilate cancers of all different kinds. The trouble has been understanding the various strains and quality of cannabis and how it interacts with each person […]

Here’s a little free advice: Do not use the word “marijuana” when talking to Laura Kam. Founder and CEO of Kam Global Strategies, a Jerusalem-based public relations firm, Laura Kam refers to herself as the “queen of cannabis, putting Israel on the map as the world’s leading medical cannabis RD center in the world.” “We’re […]

A recent memorandum by representatives of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to several U.S. senators indicates that the agency is prepared to respond imminently to a pair of administration petitions challenging marijuana’s status as a Schedule I federally prohibited substance. Under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the cannabis plant and its biologically […]

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 15, 2016) – PhytoPain Pharma (PPP) Inc., a subsidiary of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (“GrowPros” or the “Company” or “GCI“) (CSE:GCI), today announced that it has filed a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) with Health Canada for PhytoPain Topical Gel Relief (PPTGR), a locally administered therapeutic for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic […]

(Photo credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images) Mothers with healthy children open up about using pot while pregnant and breast-feeding. published an interesting piece Wednesday, June 15, about the controversial topic of marijuana consumption by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Although no scientific evidence exists to indicate prenatal pot exposure or exposure through breast milk […]