Credit: jessicahyde | Shutterstock.com Marijuana could potentially help cancer patients who have nausea or pain, and could possibly even be used as a treatment for certain cancers, but much more research is needed before any of these uses could be recommended, a new review article said. There is promising research on marijuana use in the […]

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 […]

Pharmaceutical Investing PHOENIX, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSY) (“Insys” or “the Company”) today announced that it has successfully completed its Phase 1/Phase 2 safety and pharmacokinetic (PK) study in pediatric subjects with treatment-resistant epilepsy. In this trial, 61 subjects with refractory epilepsy, between the ages of 1 year to 17 […]

Credit: Jan Faukner/Shutterstock.com A new product called Foria Relief offers marijuana compounds in the form of a vaginal suppository, and its makers claim it can relieve menstrual cramps. But is this product safe? Experts say that, because of the lack of studies on the product, there’s no clear evidence that it is safe to use, […]

Credit: Atomazul | Shutterstock.com Pot is becoming more potent, a new study suggests. In the study, the researchers looked at more than 38,600 samples of illegal marijuana seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration over 20 years. They found that the level of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol — marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient — in the marijuana […]

Credit: Pe3k / Shutterstock.com The percentage of drivers involved in fatal crashes who had traces of marijuana in their blood has doubled since marijuana was legalized in Washington state, a new study suggests. A separate study suggests that some of the legal limits that are in use for the level of THC — the main […]

Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) said it has completed a phase 1/phase 2 safety and pharmacokinetic study of pharmaceutical cannabidiol in pediatric subjects with treatment-resistant epilepsy. “The data is currently under analysis, and the CBD appears to have been generally well tolerated,” CEO John Kapoor said in a statement. Kapoor said the plans expects to meet with […]

FDA is cracking down on marketers of CBD in warning letters that may not bode well for consumers like Darrell Burns. Sixty-two-year-old Burns has suffered nerve pain for the last 20 years. Burns, who has endured 12 surgeries on his peripheral nerves and taken a number of experimental medical drugs, began trying CBD last year […]

(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 […]

US regulators have assigned GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabidiol Epidiolex orphan drug designation for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.   TSC causes non-malignant tumours to form in many different organs, with the brain and skin being the most commonly affected tissues. There are around 50,000 in the US and nearly 1 million […]

CV Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer of cannabidiol (CBD) products, reported last week that sales for 2015 grew to US$11.5 million from $10.2 million in the previous year.     CV Sciences (OTCBB: CANV) reported an annual net loss of $12.2 million, or 35 cents per share (basic and diluted), which compared to a net loss of $1.3 […]

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 […]