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The House of Representatives in Cyprus have passed a law regulating the production, use and import of medicinal cannabis.
A Senate subcommittee approved a bill early this week that would allow patients to access medical cannabis for a wider range of health problems than previously depicted.
The world’s largest medicinal cannabis company has urged the government to allow GPs to prescribe the drug, calling on the UK to be a “leader not a laggard” in one of the world’s fastest growing major industries.
The addition of two new conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Minnesota have gone into effect as of July 1st, after being approved by the Minnesota Department of Health in November.
A bill to legalize cannabis-based medicines that was approved last month by the Portuguese Parliament officially went into law July 1.
On November 2 Utah voters will see Proposition 2 on the ballot, but regardless of how they vote, Utah lawmakers say they will pass a bill on medical marijuana post election.
At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction.
A Missouri medical cannabis clinic with three locations set to open in July will offer free evaluations to veterans for the first 30 days, Ozarks First reports.
After opening offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Cannabis Access Clinics has opened Queensland’s first cannabis clinic in the Brisbane suburb of Belmont.
Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there’s one product they’re especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract praised for its purported health benefits.
In early October, Canopy Growth Corporation announced a six-month study tracking and monitoring the effects of medical cannabis as an alternative to other forms of pain management. Canopy partnered with the Ontario Long Term Care Association for the...
As more states legalize cannabis, a new study has found many patients are choosing medical cannabis to supplement and even replace pharmaceutical drugs.
B.C. Cancer will lead a first-ever national clinical trial to determine whether cannabis plant extracts truly help with symptom relief. The trial will examine how cannabis properties affect and possibly reduce cancer-related symptoms including pain,...
Depression is something that many people deal with and struggle to treat. But as mental health awareness becomes more and more prominent, people have begun to test and share different ways to cope with the illness that can be crippling at times.
"You live nine months with this little person inside of you. You go everywhere together. You’re never alone. The little person starts to move and hiccup and kick you. You know this little person. He is part of you," explains a mother who asked not to...
Almost 180 million women around the world suffer from endometriosis, and those who use cannabis to help treat the painful related symptoms rave about the relief they feel. Not only do experts cite anecdotal reports from women of less physical discomf...
A write up in medical news today summed up how and why patients are using CBD to help treat their arthritis.
When you hear about senior conditions, what comes to mind? What are you suffering from? A little arthritis here and there? Maybe some anxiety? Insomnia? Sciatica pain? Whatever it is, you probably have a pill for it, and that pill is most likely maki...
CBD, an abbreviation of cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis and hemp plants, is going viral across the globe. Hailed for its natural anecdotal anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, CBD is being added to everything fr...
Chronic pain is the most common reason consumers give when enrolling in state-approved medical cannabis programs, according to an analysis of 15 states published by the Journal of Health Affairs on Monday.
Designed to dissolve under the tongue, sublingual cannabis tablets would be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and could provide another alternative to smoking or vaping.
While medications exist to control symptoms of Tourette syndrome, patients have reported side effects such as insomnia, depression and weight gain.
Even though cannabis and cannabinoid-derived pharmaceuticals are both frequently used by HIV/AIDS patients, several studies show that something interesting happens when cannabis is consumed.
The Fourth of July and other holidays can be an anxious time for a lot of dogs because of the pops and booms that sometimes can last all night.
In a new profile released by the Globe and Mail, retired NHL enforcer Riley Cote sets to explain how and why he became one of the biggest advocates for medical marijuana in the NHL’s ear.
Health Canada has approved Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc’s protocol for a clinical trial investigating its PPP001 drug as an alternative to fentanyl in the management of breakthrough cancer pain.
Out of all drugs, cannabis is the most widely consumed illegal/illicit drug by both young and old adults.
A study out of Montreal that is trying to determine if cannabis can be used as a safer alternative for opiate-based painkillers is having great results thus far.
A new study that has been published in the Medicines journal titled “Effectiveness of Raw, Natural Medical Cannabis Flower for Treating Insomnia Under Naturalistic Conditions,” found that medical cannabis flower can significantly improve perceived in...
A new study from a team at the University of New Mexico went through 13,638 user rated cannabis sessions and their effects from 2,830 patients. The results, published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology found that patients find relief from a mas...
27 year old free agent Mike James has filed a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for medical marijuana to the National Football League.
Researchers at the University of Guelph have unlocked the process of manufacturing two pain-relieving molecules in cannabis that are said to be nearly 30 times more powerful than aspirin.
Parkinson’s Foundation Will Gather Experts to Study Cannabis as Disease Therapy
The Beeches Consulting Centre in Manchester, United Kingdom, has welcomed the first specialist medical cannabis clinic. Led by Dr. David McDowell, an independent pain specialist and consultant neurologist Professor Mike Barnes will serve as Clinical...
State laws make a sharp distinction between “medical” and “recreational” cannabis but researchers have found those legal distinctions are much blurrier for people buying from legal dispensaries.
A study conducted by Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and Berocan International in the Netherlands found that standardized high-THC cannabis was effective in treating musculoskeletal pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Senior neurology researcher Dr. Laszlo Mechtler said a 1:1 THC-to-CBD ratio was the most effective at treating symptoms of chronic illness and diminishing undesirable effects for seniors involved in the study.
A study out of McMaster University that performed a systematic review of 17 randomized clinical trials involving 3,161 patients found that though medical cannabis is safe to use, its role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms is not w...
A research initiative between Sundial Growers and the University of Saskatchewan will aim to determine whether cannabis could help improve quality of life for people with dementia.
One in three (34%) of adult Americans aged 21 and up is interested in using legalized cannabis, but most aren’t looking to just get high, a recent survey by market-research firm Nielsen suggests.
The recently developed Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is determined to test marijuana’s effectiveness to treating pain. Led by Dr. Jeffrey Chen, they intend to gather in-depth research on cannabis, it...
The University of British Columbia is moving forward on its goal of filling the cannabis research gap, and has created a new professorship to study the possibility of using medical marijuana in treating opioid addictions.
The United States Federal Government is seeking out researchers to investigate how marijuana’s cannabinoids and terpenes work and whether they can treat pain.
In the past few decades, medical institutions have begun to use cannabis as a form of treatment because of its multifarious therapeutic effects. Researchers have conducted years of studies in order to better understand the plant and its effects. Posi...
As medical marijuana continues to attract daily headlines, a certain by product of the plant is beginning to get its well-deserved attention. Cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bid-eye-ol) better known as “CBD” is the compound found in the cannabis plant...
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