March 2018

Neptune CEO Jim Hamilton said prior research on the two substances lends credence to the notion that a combination could offer synergistic effects that go beyond the benefits of the two components individually. The research partner is characterized by Neptune as “one of the largest krill oil providers.​”​ Long history of krill research Neptune pioneered […]

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The methods include growing selected cannabis plants and extracting active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from their flowers in a two-step process. Unlike traditional, multi-step methods – which can include solvents or manufacture of synthetic APIs – Axim Biotechnologies’ methods achieve an average of more than 99% purity, the company said. “Axim’s microencapsulation method is then applied […]

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LONDON and CARLSBAD, Calif., March 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH) (“GW,” “the Company” or “the Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, along with its U.S. subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences, today announced receipt of Notices of Allowance for five new Epidiolex® […]

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FDA sent warning letters to four companies marketing products containing CBD sold as dietary supplements.  Two of the companies, Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises ​and That’s Natural Marketing and Consulting​, are located in Colorado.  Another, Natural Alchemist​, is in California while the fourth, Green Roads Health​, is based in Florida. IND filing CBD, or cannabidiol, is […]

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A chemical found in marijuana could be used to treat drug and alcohol addiction, according to a new study published in Neuropsychopharmacology.  The non-psychoactive and non-addictive chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces marijuana flowers. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t get you high and researchers say they’ve proven in a […]

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Yesterday the Trump Administration rescinded an Obama era policy that had discouraged federal prosecutors from enforcing federal laws on cannabis in those states where sales of the substance had been legalized by the voters. Sessions issued a statement in which he said the policy had undermined “the rule of law”​ and the Justice Department’s mission […]

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A preclinical study in rats has shown that there might be value in using a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant to reduce the risk of relapse among recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The study’s findings inform the ongoing debate about the possible medical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and the way that […]

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Bod Australia Ltd (ASX:BDA) has imported Swiss herbal extracts company Linnea SA’s proprietary cannabidiol (CBD) extract powder, ECs315, for use in its upcoming phase I clinical trial. The powder will be incorporated into a proprietary sublingual wafer delivery solution (WaferiX®) developed through Bod’s pharmaceutical partner iX Biopharma (SGX:42C). READ: Bod Australia secures supply deal for […]

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Image: the3cats The list of conditions that cannabidiol (a cannabinoid extracted from cannabis) may be able to treat continues to grow – this time in helping to prevent relapse in addicts and alcoholics. For the many people struggling with addiction, staying clean and/or sober is a major challenge and relapses are common. Relapses can be […]

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