Medical Cannabis News

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Tue
23
Jun

Cannabis-based PTSD therapy starts human clinical trials

A cannabis company focused on developing a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is starting human clinical trials.

Allied Corp. (OTCQB: ALID) said is started Phase 1 of the research trial in partnership with European-based bio-pharma company MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd., in a Monday statement.

Phase 1 clinical trials are used to test the safety, side effects and best dose of a new drug, usually on healthy volunteers. Allied will then test if and how the cannabinoid solution can treat PTSD in humans.

Tue
23
Jun

Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen loses license in Virginia. Now Staunton could lose out entirely.

Less than a month after Governor Northam signed the bill to legalize medical marijuana, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy voted to deny MedMen's request for an extension and rescinded their conditional license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Staunton. 

The Board of Pharmacy voted to move forward with a Request For Applications with the timeframe to be announced, according to Virginia NORML's website. This means medical cannabis companies can once again apply for a license in the state.

Tue
23
Jun

Denver Issues First Research and Development License for Medical Cannabis

While the city of Denver, and the state of Colorado as a whole, has been on the forefront of recreational and medical cannabis, Denver just issued the first official research and development license this past Tuesday. Med Pharm, the group granted the license, will be looking at how cannabis could potentially provide relief for Alzheimer’s patients. 

Mon
22
Jun

Ways That CBD Can Help With Liver Diseases

The hype surrounding the use of CBD all over the world has been attributed to the fact that it is very potent. Scientists have done a great job of enlightening people with every new finding that they discover. Additionally, CBD does not have side effects since it is free of THC, a cannabinoid responsible for intoxicating the brain and giving people a euphoric feeling.

CBD has a close connection with the health of the liver. It has been found to boost its health by preventing or mitigating various liver illnesses. When people consume the compound, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system, particularly the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are connected with the functionality of the liver.

Mon
22
Jun

Study Suggests Prolonged Cannabis Treatment Reduces Migraines

A study by researchers in Israel has shown that prolonged treatment with medicinal cannabis may reduce the frequency of migraines.

Mon
22
Jun

Michigan: For first time, weekly recreational marijuana sales exceed medical marijuana sales

Michigan retailers sold more recreational marijuana products than medicinal for the first time last week.

Mon
22
Jun

Iowa's medical marijuana program loses one-third of patients during coronavirus pandemic

The number of patients in Iowa’s medical marijuana program fell by one-third during the COVID-19 pandemic because patients couldn’t see their doctors or go to driver’s license centers to get cannabidiol registration cards, officials said.

Iowa averaged about 360 patients per month in its medical marijuana program between June 2019 and March, when Gov. Kim Reynolds asked Iowans to stay home to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, Owen Parker, program manager told the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board Friday.

Patient numbers averaged 244 per month for April, May and June so far, he said.

Fri
19
Jun

Louisiana Widening Access To Medical Marijuana Under New Law

More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state’s therapeutic cannabis program that was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Fri
19
Jun

Australia: Cannabis As Medicine Survey Results

While medicinal cannabis has been available legally in Australia for some time, the latest CAMS survey found the majority of patients were still using illicit sources.

The results from the Cannabis As Medicine Survey (CAMS:18), conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney between September 2018 and March 2019* with 1388 Australians, found just 2.7 per cent were accessing legal products.

The most common conditions cannabis was being used for medicinally included pain, mental health issues (mainly anxiety and depression) and sleep problems.

Fri
19
Jun

Patients Who Use Medical Cannabis Report Being Happier and Healthier Than Those Who Don’t

A study comparing people using medical cannabis and hemp for a wide variety of health conditions with a control group of people with similar health concerns who were not using any cannabis products found cannabis users endure less pain, are more relaxed, and were significantly less likely to have recently gone to an emergency room or been admitted to the hospital.

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