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Fri
27
Nov

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

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(image: Study: In search of preventive strategies: novel high-CBD Cannabis sativa extracts modulate ACE2 expression in COVID-19 gateway tissues. Image Credit: Dmytro Tyshchenko / Shutterstock)

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that novel Cannabis sativa extracts may decrease levels of the host cell receptor that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) uses to gain viral entry to target tissues.

SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to sweep the globe threatening public health and the worldwide economy.

Fri
27
Nov

Unique Cannabis Equipment Repurposed into Game Changing Tech to Fight COVID?

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A Canadian cannabis Company is rolling out a new take on its growing technology that may help the fight to contain the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 350,000 Canadians and killed more than 11,000. Worldwide, those numbers have surged to 60.6 million cases and more than 1.4 million deaths.

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.(TSX: DN, OTCQX: VRNDF, Forum) has developed and validated new proprietary decontamination equipment, called the “Decontamination Pod”, which can be used to decontaminate medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other equipment.

Fri
27
Nov

Cannabidiol And Roundworms – Huh?

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A new study on the long-term effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on roundworms has been published. Here’s why it has some significance.

Canada’s Canopy Growth announced recently announced its medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics, carried out a study focusing on toxicity and lifespan effects of CBD in Caenorhabditis elegans – roundworms. However, unlike some roundworms, C. elegans is a non-hazardous, non-infectious, non-pathogenic, non-parasitic organism according to the University of Minnesota College of Biological Science.

Caenorhabditis elegans is often used in preclinical lifelong drug toxicity studies given an estimated 60–80% of its genes have a human ortholog (evolved from a common ancestral gene).

Fri
27
Nov

Medipharm Labs Is Taking A “Personalized” Approach To Treating Chronic Kidney Disease Leveraging Cannabinoids

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Earlier this month, MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: MEDIF) (FSE: MLZ) plunged lower after it reported quarterly earnings that showed a large decline in revenue when compared to the same quarter last year.

We believe the response from the market was an overreaction and will monitor the trend from here. MediPharm represents a differentiated growth opportunity that is executing on a multi-national expansion and we find the valuation to be attractive at current levels.

Thu
26
Nov

Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Marijuana: A Multi-Faceted Approach

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More than two million people worldwide currently have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In the U.S. alone, an estimated 1 million people live with the neurological disease. Often misunderstood, MS affects the body in myriad ways, starting with the sclerotic nerves. Many who experience the debilitating effects of MS struggle with pain, loss of motion and dramatic lifestyle changes that can affect life-long happiness. 

Thu
26
Nov

N.J. must change ‘unreasonable’ system that determines who can sell medical marijuana, court rules

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A New Jersey court on Wednesday ruled that the state wrongly rejected medical marijuana licenses for several companies and said the system used to rate applicants lacks transparency and creates confusion in the small and competitive marijuana industry.

A three-judge appellate court vacated the 2018 decision to award six licenses for new medical marijuana companies and remanded it to the health department to come up with a new rating system.

Thu
26
Nov

More women switch out pharmaceuticals for medical cannabis

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When it comes to how Americans treat their various health conditions, more of them are now looking to medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The fear of opioid addiction, deadly overdose and other downfalls of prescription drugs has, in ways, inspired a quest for safer remedies.

However, it is women who are leading the charge, according to a recent study in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Thu
26
Nov

Texas' medical marijuana laws are strict. This is what advocates want to see changed

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After one failed treatment after another, Sharlene Hernandez was at a dead end.

Her 10-year-old autistic son wasn't speaking, barley eating and would play with and spread his feces around the house. Nothing was helping her child.

One day, a friend in a similar situation recommended THC via a doctor's prescription. Willing to try anything, Hernandez went for it.

ON EXPRESSNEWS.COM: Taylor: Pot legalization makes way too much sense to ignore

Thu
26
Nov

Georgia medical marijuana commission looking for growers, manufacturers

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The state panel in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program is opening the search for businesses interested in growing the leaf crop and converting it into cannabis oil.

The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted Monday to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) that will lead to the granting of two “Class 1” licenses and four “Class 2″ licenses to grow marijuana indoors and manufacture the oil derived from the plants.

The RFP is based on input from the state attorney general’s office and the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS).

Thu
26
Nov

Medicinal cannabis oil exported to Germany

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THE biggest Australian commercial shipment of locally-grown and good manufacturing practice-manufactured medicinal cannabis oils has been exported into the lucrative German market by WA-based Little Green Pharma (LGP).

The shipment was made to CC Pharma, a leading German importer and distributor of pharmaceuticals and included an initial 2400 units of LGP-branded medicinal cannabis oils valued at more than $600,000.

 

The shipment was anticipated to clear customs in Germany during the course of this week, following which LGP expects the shipment to be batch-tested and released for sale to the German market.

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