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.

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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

US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research


Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research.

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.

Study: Marijuana Provided For FDA-Approved Clinical Research Genetically Similar to Hemp


Marijuana grown by the University of Mississippi for clinical research purposes is genetically divergent from strains of cannabis commercially available in retail markets, according to an analysis prepared by researchers at the University of Northern Colorado.

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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).

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.

‘Too costly, not enough evidence it works’, says UK in blow to cannabis campaigners

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A concurrent review by NHS England, which overseas budget, planning, and day-to-day operations of the commissioning side of the English health service has said more research and trials are needed, however. If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation.

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.”

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

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She is a seven-time Olympic trials qualifier in three sports: marathon (three), triathlon (three), and swimming (one). Our results need to be replicated in larger studies and clinical trials.

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.”

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

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She is a seven-time Olympic trials qualifier in three sports: marathon (three), triathlon (three), and swimming (one). Our results need to be replicated in larger studies and clinical trials.

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.

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.

New Zealand Govt Consultation Doc Says “Cannabis-based products will be allowed to bypass usual processes required for medicines in New Zealand”

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From trial to market. Companies then run clinical trials, first on small groups of healthy subjects to establish the compound is safe and to understand how it behaves in the body. Finally, the medicine moves into “efficacy” trials.

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.

Cannabis Use In Active Athletes: Behaviors Related to Subjective Effects

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She is a seven-time Olympic trials qualifier in three sports: marathon (three), triathlon (three), and swimming (one). Our results need to be replicated in larger studies and clinical trials.

New Study On CBD And Sleep Shows Promising Results

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By: Madeleine Balestrier. A new study concludes that PlusCBD Oil supplements can help improve sleep, support reduction in appetite and help enhance quality of life in humans. . RELATED: New Study Concludes That CBD Can Help Decrease The Severity Of PTSD Symptoms.

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CBD Science Update

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Harvard University scientist Staci Gruber shared encouraging results from “the first open-label to double-blind clinical trial” assessing the impact of a high- CBD , low- THC sublingual tincture in patients who experience moderate anxiety.

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Top Global Cannabis Researchers to Gather in London for Medical Cannabis Research Symposium

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Panels and discussions will facilitate the exchange of experiences on research and clinical trial best practices and funding sources. To date, dogma has required that these data are derived from formal randomised clinical trials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Could psychedelic medicine be the new cannabis?

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Founded in 2018, ATAI finances clinical trials for drugs that incorporate psychedelic compounds that could potentially be used to treat mental health disorders. Why are we including this in our breaking news section ? Not so much what’s being said, rather who is saying it.

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.

Scientists Sue DEA as it Drags its Feet and Hampers Cannabis Research


Marijuana Moment explains: “The researchers argued that cannabis produced by the only federally authorized cultivation facility at the University of Mississippi is of poor quality and inadequate for their clinical trial on the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans.”.

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Geocann Appoints Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to Expand Its Leadership Position in Research and Innovation

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for the past 10 years and has coordinated more than 1,000 clinical trials in areas of preventive cardiology, published more than 250 articles for leading medical journals, and has written several books on lipidology.

Article: Cannabis & CBD Pharma NewsNews Does medicinal cannabis actually help Australian patients?

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To obtain registration, a drug sponsor is generally required to run large-scale clinical trials proving safety and efficacy and provide the resulting evidence to the TGA.

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.

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.