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International medical marijuana research center announced

Members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic recently to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Czech Republic. ICCI will identify, coordinate and support global research priorities for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments through a multidisciplinary evidence based approach that incorporates innovative tools and approaches.

Decades since cannabis was first included in the 1961 U.N. Convention on Narcotic Drugs Schedule IV list of restricted drugs, new scientific and medical research has revealed many health and therapeutic benefits of cannabis. In the arena of cannabis research, scientists have observed both the therapeutic effects and safety profile in diverse patient groups who have already received cannabis as a part of...

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