September 2016

Home cooking: California became the first U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana, mainly for adults with severe chronic illness such as cancer or AIDS. Since California’s decision in 1996, 24 states and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) have followed, and since 2012, four states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational use of the drug. […]

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Sounds like science: The tricky thing about unproven treatments is that they sound scientific. Take, for example, single-photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT. For around $3,500, Amen Clinics — brain health centers named for founder and doctor Daniel G. Amen — will scan a child’s brain to deliver an autism diagnosis and create targeted treatments. […]

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Home cooking: California became the first U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana, mainly for adults with severe chronic illness such as cancer or AIDS. Since California’s decision in 1996, 24 states and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) have followed, and since 2012, four states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational use of the drug. […]

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 6, 2016) – PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PhytoPain Pharma” or “PPP“), a subsidiary of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (“GrowPros” or the “Company“) (CSE:GCI), today announces the submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development, two applications for Orphan Drug Designation for delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol and cannabidiol for the […]

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We’ve seen some decent takeout deals this year in biotech, notably Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) $14 billion purchase of Medivation at a 180% premium to when takeover talks first started. Critics were quick to point out that the big pharma giant overpaid for the smaller oncology firm, whose sales will only add $.05 to its earnings per […]

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B.C. researchers are launching the country’s first large-scale clinical trial on marijuana as a treatment for a mental health condition, testing whether pot can ease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus, is leading the study, which will put the anecdotal experiences of combat veterans to the […]

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To launch the trial, Barnes first had to apply for a license with the DEA for permission to work on a Schedule 1 drug, a process that includes at least one visit from DEA agents. The agents ensure that the compound is kept in a secure facility that only certain personnel can enter and has […]

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GW-Pharma Epidiolex Cannabis extract Epidiolex slashes seizures, a new study confirms. (Photo by GW Pharmaceuticals) A batch of studies further confirms medical cannabis patients are right to try cannabidiol-rich marijuana products to treat intractable seizure disorders. Three studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 69th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Dec. 7th found a marijuana-derived extract […]

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DEVON, Pa., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial, STOP (Synthetic Transdermal Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis (OA)), of ZYN002 cannabidiol […]

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B.C. researchers are launching the country’s first large-scale clinical trial on marijuana as a treatment for a mental health condition, testing whether pot can ease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus, is leading the study, which will put the anecdotal experiences of combat veterans to the […]

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Alabama decriminalizes medical marijuana oil courtesy Flickr.com/auvet Alabama residents will soon be able to treat their ailments with concentrated cannabis. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow medical marijuana oil in the state. The law will permit use of cannabis oil with high concentrations of the therapeutic compound, cannabidiol (CBD), […]

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