Clinical Trials

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As illustrated by the Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference Expo earlier this month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis in the US are undeniable. As revenues continue to climb into the billions, more research and development push the sector forward.According to the newly released 4th Edition State […]

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this one: We depend on reader support! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. The medicinal properties of cannabidiol (better known as CBD), a compound found in the Cannabis sativa L. plant species, are quickly drawing the attention of scientists, plant-medicine lovers, dietary-supplement […]

What’s the appeal? Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the UK. It’s the resin of a plant, and is consumed by smoking (sometimes with, sometimes without tobacco), eating, and more recently, vaping. Despite some suggestion that cannabis might be linked to poor mental health and educational outcomes, it is popular because it’s […]

Researchers from the Ramon y Cajal University Hospital’s Foundation for Biomedical Investigation in Madrid have recently completed the first ever clinical trial to investigate a cannabis extract as a treatment for Huntington’s Disease. Huntington’s Disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder caused by an inherited genetic mutation. Although the disease progresses slowly, patients have difficulty moving, […]

For war veterans with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Veterans suffering with chronic PTSD can often feel like their options are burnt out if they don’t respond to the FDA-approved medications or traditional exposure and behavioral therapy approaches. Take former US soldier Jonathan Lubecky, for instance — his debilitating PTSD drove him to multiple suicide attempts after […]

On April 17, Pennsylvania became the latest state to pass medical marijuana legislation, which will take effect this month. And recently Ohio’s House of Representatives has passed a plan to permit medical marijuana in the state. Research suggests that marijuana—or more specifially compounds in marjuana—may have potential as a treatment for epilepsy and chronic pain, […]

Forty-one states have legislation that permits medical marijuana in some form. However, the law in Texas is not considered functional, because it requires a physician to prescribe marijuana. Since marijuana is illegal under federal law, doctors can’t prescribe it. They can only recommend it to patients. … read more at: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/What-s-medical-about-marijuana-7484787.php

In two to three months time, Australians may be able to buy cannabis cosmetics products as medicinal and cosmetic cannabis company MGC Pharmaceuticals is seeking approval to do so Down Under. The company wants to grow medicinal cannabis in Australia, pursue research opportunities with Australian universities, extend its medical marijuana clinical trial program to include […]