Clinical Trial: CBD Administration Reduces Heroin Cravings

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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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InMed Submits Clinical Trial Application to Evaluate INM-755 in Phase 1 Trial

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5, 2019 /CNW/ – InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“InMed” or the “Company”) (TSX: IN; OTCQX: IMLFF), today announced the filing of a Clinical Trial Application (“CTA”) in the Netherlands to initiate a Phase 1 human clinical trial for INM-755 in healthy volunteers.

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

Otherside Farms

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.

InMed Submits Clinical Trial Application to Evaluate INM-755 in Phase 1 Trial

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5, 2019 /CNW/ – InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“InMed” or the “Company”) (TSX: IN; OTCQX: IMLFF), today announced the filing of a Clinical Trial Application (“CTA”) in the Netherlands to initiate a Phase 1 human clinical trial for INM-755 in healthy volunteers.

Cannabinoids for Scleroderma

Project CBD

Two compounds that target the endocannabinoid system are currently in development to treat scleroderma – and they’re already in clinical trials.

US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research

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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.

Today’s Answer of the Day

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Excluding potential drug:drug interactions, what adverse effects of CBD have been noted in clinical trials? In clinical trials evaluating CBD, adverse effects, including diarrhea, somnolence, decreased appetite, change in weight, and increased levels of liver enzymes have been noted.

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

Leafwell

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

Canadian Researchers Studying Hemp Protein to Treat Hypertension

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"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

Today’s Answer of the Day

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Transporting [marijuana] across states lines may not be lawful under state laws, unless a patient is participating in a clinical trial and has a letter that documents such participation.”

UK: NHS – The Minimalist Approach To Issuing Cannabis Reimbursements

Cannabis Law Report

Since a new law took effect a year ago, England’s National Health Service (NHS) has reimbursed patients on only 18 occasions for “unlicensed” cannabis-based products that have not undergone clinical trials, according to government data.

Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

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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

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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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Today’s Answer of the Day

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What adverse effects of CBD have been noted in clinical trials? In clinical trials evaluating CBD, adverse effects, including diarrhea, somnolence, decreased appetite, and increased levels of liver enzymes have been noted.

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

NORML

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).

Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients

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This commentary on the NICE UK cannabis guidelines is originally published by The Academy of Medical Cannabis , the globally leading institute for clinical training and research in cannabis-based medicinal products.

Kristin & Shelby – Fighting Dravet Syndrome

Leafwell

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.”

New Study Aims To Learn If Cannabis Can Help Treat Autism

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The United States Department of Defense and GW Pharmaceuticals are collaborating on a new clinical trial at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. The CBDV compound for the trial is being shipped from the United Kingdom to Dr. Eric Hollander.

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.

Court Dismisses Case Demanding DEA to Move Expeditiously to License Cannabis Cultivators

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The agency in 2016 first announced its intent to license private entities to grow cannabis for FDA-approved clinical trials. Since 1968, the agency has only licensed the University of Mississippi to engage in the growing of cannabis for FDA-approved clinical research.

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DEA Approves MMJ International Holdings THC Shipment for Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease Drug Development

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Tim Moynahan the company chairman stated that “Patients in the MMJ International holdings clinical trials will receiv e gelatin capsules containing THC and CBD daily.”.

GB Sciences Sells Its Louisiana Medical Marijuana Business at a $32 Million Total Valuation

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GB Sciences also will continue to develop its clinical cannabis formulations for which the company has filed numerous patents, progressing the research towards clinical trials and first-in-human pilot studies. LAS VEGAS, Sept.

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

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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.”

Why Dr. Sue Sisley Sued the DEA for Stonewalling Cannabis Research

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But at the Vegas event, she brought good news: She announced that other universities would host her research, and she recently applied for a third-party cultivation license from the DEA, the only federal agency that can legally provide cannabis for clinical study in the US.

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CBD: Exploring The Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis Without the High

Canna Care Docs

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

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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.”

Urge Kentucky Lawmakers to Support Medical Cannabis Reform Today!

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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.

Brazil Delays Vote On Medical Cannabis

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After all the excitement amongst the spruikers this past week that Brazil is where it’s at now the market has tanked in the US. The vote has nominally been delayed for 15 days.

Transplant Denied To Med Marijuana Patient With Liver Cancer

Otherside Farms

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

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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.

Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew

MedicalJane

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.

European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA) Say Germany Has The Cannabis Model The EU Should Adopt

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Lack of clinical trials is a major reason why doctors are cautious about the drug. Euractiv report… Germany’s regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA).

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

NORML

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.