The findings could help guide the development of new drugs that are able to dampen the strength of epileptic seizures and reduce their potential aftereffects.
The cannabis-derived oral spray can now be prescribed for seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex, a rare genetic condition that causes benign tumors to develop in different parts of the body.
The researchers say that the observed improvements to patient quality of life highlight the need for controlled trials looking at non-pharmaceutical CBD products, to evaluate if and how they can be used most effectively by people with epilepsy.
Rob Thomas recaps ASTM's recent three-day workshop on heavy metal contaminants in cannabis, and just what can be done about them.
The researchers say that their findings demonstrate a need for more targeted studies exploring frequent cannabis use and its effect on cognition in people with HIV.
Two thirds of the participants will be given a combination of temozolomide chemotherapy and Sativex to treat their glioblastomas, while one third will be given temozolomide and a placebo.
The researchers found a significant association between a child’s exposure to second-hand cannabis smoke from a parent and an increased likelihood of catching a viral respiratory infection, including the common cold and bronchiolitis.