Cannabis Clinical Trials

A marijuana plant. (AP file Photo/Matilde Campodonico)(Photo: Matilde Campodonico, AP) Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean must be truly a lucky man if no one among his family and friends has multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, ulcerative colitis, seizures, migraine headaches, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder or cancer. These are all medical conditions that […]

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Israel leads the world in cannabis research, but it‘s not quite ready for legalization. In August, just a few weeks after the expansion of Israel’s medical marijuana program was announced, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel declared that Israel would soon begin exporting cannabis. “The Agriculture Ministry has set up specific areas for the research and trial of growing […]

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Israel leads the world in cannabis research, but it‘s not quite ready for legalization. In August, just a few weeks after the expansion of Israel’s medical marijuana program was announced, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel declared that Israel would soon begin exporting cannabis. “The Agriculture Ministry has set up specific areas for the research and trial of growing […]

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Sir, – As a professor of pharmacology and therapeutics at NUI Galway, president of the Irish Pain Society, and leader of a research group with a focus for over 16 years on cannabinoids, cannabis-based medicines and the endocannabinoid system, I have followed, with interest, the recent passing of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill […]

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Like newborns in an incubator, the 200-plus unique strains of plants in these computer-controlled, camera-patrolled, password-secured greenhouses are monitored around the clock. Their water, fertilizer and light are adjusted as needed, until the flowers are in full bloom. They’re only harvested from their planters after a week of testing finds they are ready to leave this facility in […]

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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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As cannabis grows into a multi-billion dollar international market, other sectors of the economy are beginning to feel the pressing effects of this new industry’s rapid expansion. However, none have been affected more so than pharmaceutical companies, which have seen loses to their profits in states with marijuana legalization. This raises an important question about […]

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