Cannabis Clinical Trials

A recent memorandum from the US Drug Enforcement Administration to several United States Senators indicates that the agency is prepared to respond in the coming months to a five-year-old petition seeking to amend the plant’s status as a schedule I prohibited substance. Under the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the cannabis plant and its organic cannabinoids are classified as schedule I […]


In a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state. Connecticut legalized medical marijuana for adults with serious illnesses in 2012, just one year after it decriminalized some cannabis possession. But […]


Some people want us to believe cannabis is a wonder weed, miracle cure and our industrial salvation. Such hyperbole echoes the charlatans who have been selling cures and magic beans for centuries. But don’t let that discount what hundreds of people in our community, thousands across our region and tens of thousands in our state […]


Getty Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disorder that is linked to progressive neuronal loss and cognitive decline that typically affects elderly individuals between 65 and 80 years of age. The cause of AD is multi-factorial, including a genetic basis and unknown etiology. AD patients usually suffer cognitive impairment, short and long-term memory loss, […]

(Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Medical cannabis companies partner to advance research into whole-plant treatment for sports-related injuries. Constance Therapeutics, a whole-plant cannabis extract producer, has announced a new partnership with Gridiron Cannabis Coalition (GCC) to advance medical research into the benefits of whole plant cannabis extracts for treating chronic pain, brain trauma and other […]

The Drug Enforcement Administration discloses plans to decide on changing the federal status of marijuana in the next few months, potentially reclassifying it from a Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 drug. The move is seen to help researchers better study the potential uses of medical cannabis.(Photo : Evan Amos | Wikimedia Commons) Through a letter […]

Oscar-, Grammy-, and Emmy-winning actress and self-proclaimed weed lover Whoopi Goldberg is throwing her name behind a new line of medical marijuana-based edibles and bath products aimed at women. Hailed by MSNBC as a “culmination of a movement toward changing the narrative on legal weed,” the Whoopi Maya products — a bath soak, sipping chocolate, […]

Yesterday, associate Health minister Peter Dunne gave the green light for a patient with Tourette’s syndrome to use Aceso Calm Spray. The spray is a cannabis based medication, which was chosen for the Wellington teenager because it has a comparatively low THC content. Mr Dunne joined Paul Henry to talk about the decision and whether […]

Australia’s fledgling medicinal cannabis market continues to gain momentum, with MGC Pharmaceuticals planning an entry. MGC, which currently operates in Slovenia supplying non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) resin extract to the growing European cosmetics and medical markets, has its sights set on becoming a leader in Australia’s medicinal cannabis market, worth $150 million a year. The company […]

A marijuana extract significantly reduced seizures in severely epileptic children, according to a landmark study conducted in part at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Supporters said the results greatly improve the chances for the drug, called Epidiolex, to win eventual approval by federal regulators for prescription use to treat Dravet syndrome, a debilitating type of […]

Carrie Feibel | Houston Public MediaGloria and Ascencion Rodriguez, Jr., with Grace Scout, 3, who suffers severe epilepsy related to Dravet syndrome. The battle over medical marijuana, particularly when it involves children, has often been more about sentiment than science. But now researchers have results from the country’s first clinical trial using the drug for […]