Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings


The administration of oral CBD reduces cue-induced cravings and anxiety in subjects with a history of heroin use, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. In clinical models, CBD administration has been shown to reduce cravings for tobacco. Investigators at The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City assessed the effect of CBD versus placebo in 42 drug-abstinent participants with a history of heroin use.

Japanese Officials Approve Epidiolex For Clinical Trials

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The trials, to be tightly controlled in a hospital environment, are exempted from Japan’s Cannabis Control Act, which bans cannabis compounds generally. Japanese officials approve Epidiolex for clinical trials.

FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials

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Federal regulators have approved two clinical studies testing whether a marijuana-based epilepsy drug may help prevent seizures among epileptic children. Source: FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug For Use On Kids In Clinical Trials.

CBD for Brain-Damaged Babies?

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The launch of a clinical trial examining the use of CBD in newborns suffering from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (brain damage caused by lack of oxygen) means new hope for the million plus babies born each year with this condition

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain


Cannabidiol (CBD) is still a big mystery in many ways.

Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced


A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019 ( HR 601 ), to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth of cannabis for clinical research purposes, by requiring the licensing of additional manufacturers.

Canadian Researchers Studying Hemp Protein to Treat Hypertension


"If the clinical trial shows that hemp can help reduce blood pressure, then other treatment areas will be examined.". The post Canadian Researchers Studying Hemp Protein to Treat Hypertension appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health Science & Tech Hemp research studies

EU Parliament Publish Procedure File & Resolution On, “Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes”

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Ensure that safe and controlled cannabis used for medicinal purposes can only be in the form of cannabis-derived products that have gone through clinical trials, regulatory assessment and approval.”. Here are some of the bullets from the resolution.

Kristin & Shelby – Fighting Dravet Syndrome


This is how Kristin Wilcox describes the effect a cannabis-infused drug given to her daughter, Shelby Mathews, during a clinical trial on cannabinoids for Dravet Syndrome. “I saw a change almost immediately. I can’t even explain … I can’t even describe it, but it was … It was like a light started coming back into her eyes.”

Survey: Three Of Four Military Veterans Would Consider Using Medical Cannabis


Proposed federal legislation to direct the agency to conduct clinical trials on the use of cannabis for PTSD and for other conditions is currently pending in the US House and Senate. Seventy-five percent of military veterans say that they would consider using either “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option,” according to member survey data compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

CBD: Exploring The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis Without the High

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With increased attention and further legalization efforts in the United States, research surrounding the health applications are still in its infancy stages, but documentation and clinical trials continue to flow into the public sphere.

Medical Marijuana is Being Used to Treat Dementia With Success

The clinical trials for medications take years and to this date, there have been no effective medications to properly treat and/or cure Dementia. An article published in Psychiatric Times (part of the Modern Medicine Network) titled “Medical Marijuana and Dementia-Associated Agitation: Stirring the Pot” cites “a positive open-label trial of medical cannabis oil, cited by Maust and colleagues, which used a marijuana extract high in THC and low in other marijuana alkaloids.”

Serious Conditions Are Responding To Cannabinoid Therapy

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clinical research is extremely difficult to conduct. With clinical research developing rapidly in Israel and with the use of innovative technology we hope to have this information in the near future.

Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications


Currently, the sole federally licensed producer of cannabis for clinical research is the University of Mississippi. ” He later acknowledged that these restrictions have led many “companies [to] go overseas to conduct research with foreign-grown product that is more easily sourced for the purposes of clinical trials.”

The Top Medical Cannabis Research of 2017

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These studies were undertaken in preparation for the release of the clinically trialled TopiCann skincare product.

3 Ways Florida Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

The American Cancer Society reported that studies have consistently shown that during clinical trials patients who used marijuana extracts needed less pain medicine and opioids. For centuries, humans have relied on the cannabis plant for its therapeutic properties. More than ever, cannabis can aid in the treatment of chronic disease and as a supplement to cancer treatments.

Urge Kentucky Lawmakers to Support Medical Cannabis Reform Today!


The National Center for Biotechnology Information has summarized a group of FDA approved randomized clinical trials, finding evidence for cannabis as medicine. A medical cannabis bill has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly every year since 2013.

Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew


Use of CBD in seizure prevention is well-documented with research ; and now, after conducting its own trials, the FDA appears to agree. Further, in support of GW’s application, the company conducted nonclinical and clinical studies to assess the abuse potential of CBD.

Yes, Medical Cannabis Works. So Why Deny the Anecdotal Evidence?


Second, while it’s true that decades of the federal government’s restrictive cannabis policies have largely prevented scientists from conducting the double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials that we’ve come to equate with gold-standard scientific proof that certain medications are effective and safe, it’s far from true that there’s no evidence to support the efficacy of cannabis as an alternative medicine.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19


Separate provisions in the bill exclude cannabidiol from the federal definition of marijuana, permit VA doctors to authorize medical cannabis access to qualified patients, and remove undue federal barriers to clinical trial research to better assess the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis.

Medical marijuana can be used to treat Depression

Depression can be situational, but Clinical Depression, which comes and goes and/or lasts for more than a few days, is a chemical imbalance within the central nervous system. In addition to these medical interventions, Medical marijuana may also be beneficial to clinically depressed patients. The research Men’s Journal is referring to is the 2017 journal article published in Clinical Psychology Review titled: Medical cannabis and mental health: A guided systematic review.

Release from the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis


Bial laboratories (responsible for the drug used in this trial) informed that this drug is an inhibitor compound of the FAAH protein (fatty acid amide hydrolase). Other inhibitor compounds of the FAAH protein have already been used in clinic trials without toxicity.

Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Effects of Traumatic brain injury

Patient self-reporting and clinical trials are the most efficient methods of understanding how well medical cannabis can help even those with severe neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain.

Australia’s MGC Pharmaceuticals finally gets cannabis cultivation research licence from the Australian Office of Drug Control.

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All intellectual property from the trials will be owned by MGC, which is funding the research. The licence enables our strategic alliance with RMIT to advance on its objective to establish a world first library of cannabis medicines, as well as conducting ground-breaking pre-clinical research into the positive effects that medicinal cannabis may have on specific cancers.”. Here’s the press release.

Terpene Spotlight: Nerolidol

In 2017, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a statement that the use of cannabis for the treatment of pain is supported by “well-controlled clinical trials and that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults.”. The cannabis plant has been used medicinally for a multitude of health issues, specifically chronic pain.

The FDA’s Stance on Hemp-Derived CBD as a Dietary Supplement (Part 1)

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Though the FDA FAQs is a nonbinding guidance document, it seems to indicate that the Drug Exclusion Rule applies to CBD, because of the approval of Epidiolex and IND investigations of CBD: The existence of substantial clinical investigations regarding CBD has been made public.

Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Treatment of PTSD

A January 2018 Scientific American article titled “As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets” details a 2009 clinical trial in Canada which showed that the nighttime administration of THC reduced the frequency and intensity of nightmares in 72 percent of the 47 patients studied.”. Humans are biologically predisposed to react to stressful and traumatic situations.

Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Neuropathy

Additionally, the ACPA reported on a clinical trial that suggests that inhaled cannabis may provide short-term relief from Neuropathy. Six trials that included 325 patients examined chronic pain, 6 trials that included 396 patients investigated neuropathic pain, and 12 trials that included 1600 patients focused on multiple sclerosis. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, effects over 30 million Americans. Neuropathic pain is chronic pain made prevalent by tissue injury.

Study: Medical Marijuana Associated With Reduced Opioid Use in Fibromyalgia Patients

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Fibromyalgia patients suffering from lower back pain respond favorably to medical cannabis as a treatment, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology , and epublished by the National Institute of Health. Further studies randomized clinical trials should assess whether these results can be generalized to the FM population at large.”

Yes! You can Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Anxiety in Florida

The research Men’s Journal is referring to is the 2017 journal article published in Clinical Psychology Review titled: Medical cannabis and mental health : A guided systematic review. Patient self-reporting and clinical trials are the most efficient methods of understanding how well medical cannabis can help even those with severe symptoms related to anxiety and anxiety disorders. Intermittent anxiety is a normal part of life.

5 Potential Healing Benefits of Cannabis

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While there is a need for more clinical trials on the subject, users and alternative-therapy practitioners worldwide continue to buy cannabis seeds online for healing physical and mental ailments.

Marijuana Could Reduce Brain Damage After Stroke, Researchers Say

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Scientists hope to perform human trials in the near future. This meta-analysis of pre-clinical stroke studies provides valuable information on the existing, and importantly, missing data on the use of cannabinoids as a potential treatment for stroke patients.

Cannabis Compound Found to Treat Schizophrenia

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A compound found in marijuana can help treat schizophrenia as effectively as standard antipsychotic drugs—and with fewer side effects—according to the results of a new clinical trial, reports The Fix columnist Maia Szalavitz in Time.

Transplant Denied To Med Marijuana Patient With Liver Cancer

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Between January 2010 and October 2011, Smith took part in a rare clinical trial to combat his liver cancer. The trial, which involved only 60 people worldwide, included weekly infusions and daily pills.

Cannabis for IBS: Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Medical Marijuana


Cannabis research still has a long way to go regarding this topic, and it will take more clinical trials to fully understand how cannabis helps with IBS. Many people are using cannabis for IBS with great success in managing symptoms like nausea, cramps and stomach pains. Here’s how.

How to Harvest and Dry Hemp for CBD Production

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There are many CBD hemp clinics have opened and doctors are prescribing it too. The scientific studies are taken out, clinical trials have been conducted and hence proved it is beneficial to human health treating numerous amount of disease, mental illness, and other health problems.

LinkResPet Answers Pet Owners Demand For CBD In The US, Helping Pets From Coast To Coast

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It is most commonly used to help treat a host of medical problems and has been making headway into the pet care industry, with a clinical trial already showing encouraging results on seizure frequency in dogs.

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Grandma Is The New Face Of Cannabis

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“Cannabis And Pain: A Clinical Review” Cannabis And Cannabinoid Research 2 (1): 96-104. “Cannabis, Pain, And Sleep: Lessons From Therapeutic Clinical Trials Of Sativex®, A Cannabis-Based Medicine” Chemistry & Biodiversity 38 (47).

Swiss Plan To Let 5,000 Citizens Use Cannabis In Major Medical Trial

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Switzerland’s government will allow 5,000 citizens to use cannabis legally, as part of a country-wide clinical trial. Those who sign up to the trial would receive a small amount of cannabis each month, to smoke or eat.

Bogged down by skyrocketing medical cannabis bills? This cannabis company is developing a Health Canada approved solution


It’s when presented with personal stories like that of the Rhodes family and the stream of alarming data that the significance of Tetra Bio-Pharma’s (TBP) clinical trials is worth exploring.