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 […]