Cannabis Clinical Trials

(CBS) – A landmark clinical trial has shown that a compound in marijuana can ease life-threatening seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy. Cannabidiol — a non-intoxicating chemical — reduced seizure frequency by 39 percent in patients with Dravet Syndrome, researchers report. This is the first randomized, controlled trial to show […]

Shutterstock An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug’s active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Cannabidiol doesn’t contain THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, so it doesn’t […]

Anecdotes about marijuana’s power against epilepsy abound. This week, a rigorous clinical trial threw its weight behind them, STAT reports. Children and teenagers with Dravet syndrome, a devastating form of the seizure disorder, received an oral solution of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, while a control group got a placebo. For those in the treatment […]

Shutterstock An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug’s active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Cannabidiol doesn’t contain THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, so it doesn’t […]

SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – May 24, 2017) – CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article discussing United Cannabis Inc.’s (OTCQB: CNAB) progress in initiating clinical trials to study its proprietary Prana Bio Medicinals cannabinoid compounds. Prana Bio MedicinalsUnited Cannabis Corp.’s Prana Bio […]

A marijuana-based drug has shown promising results as a treatment for a rare and deadly form of epilepsy in its first large-scale clinical trial. In the randomized trial of the cannabis derivative, cannabidiol, scientists showed a significant reduction in seizures among children suffering from Dravet syndrome—a complex disease that leads to developmental problems and has […]

SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – May 24, 2017) – CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article discussing United Cannabis Inc.’s (OTCQB: CNAB) progress in initiating clinical trials to study its proprietary Prana Bio Medicinals cannabinoid compounds. Prana Bio MedicinalsUnited Cannabis Corp.’s Prana Bio […]

Growing medical cannabis. Credit: Tilray Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the editors of Epilepsy Behavior to produce a […]

Well…if you thought the push for common sense cannabis reform was just some misguided millennial progressive fantasy, I’m sorry to inform you that you’re sorely mistaken.  Leadership for one of the leading American military veteran advocacy groups – the American Legion – are urging President Trump to make good on one of his central campaign promises: improving the lives of veterans. […]

By William Stash Jones Oregon Cannabis Connection   The renowned conservative veterans group, The American Legion, has come down on the side of sensible marijuana policy. The group recently made an appeal to the Trump administration to reclassify the plant to make it more readily available for research. Under current law, marijuana is a schedule I […]