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$9M Invested in Gauging the Long-term Effects of Cannabis on Adolescents

The grant will fund a series of preclinical studies to determine whether THC consumption during adolescence causes persistent neurological changes.

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Cannabinoid Improves Survival Rates of Mice with Pancreatic Cancer

Mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with a naturally occurring constituent of medicinal cannabis alongside chemotherapy, survived almost three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, a new study reports.

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Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients with Advanced COPD

The team behind the research pointed at that the trial results may not be generalizable because the number of participants was small and only represented a group of patients with stable, but advanced, COPD

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Medical Cannabis Users Could Still be Criminalised in UK Despite Government Accepting its Benefits

Under current recommendations, people who use cannabis for conditions including chronic pain, arthritis, the side effects of chemotherapy and even the self-medication of brain and other tumours, will continue to be criminalised.

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Synthetic Cannabinoid Treatment Shows Improvement in Agitation in People with Alzheimer's

Results of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial suggest that nabilone may be effective in treating agitation in people with Alzheimer's disease.

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Crime Clearance Rates Positively Impacted by Cannabis Legalization

In Colorado and Washington arrest rates for cannabis has fallen and crime clearance rates for violent crime, burglary, motor vehicle theft and property crime have shifted upward.

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Hocking College Awarded Provisional Cannabis Testing License

This move fulfills the Ohio legislative mandate that an Ohio public college or university serve as a testing lab for the new medical cannabis program to promote public safety.

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Patent Granted for Cannabinoid Producing Yeast

The patent, Production of Cannabidiolic Acid in Yeast, describes the modification of yeast to produce CBDA from simple feedstocks such as sugar.

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Cannabinoids May Do More Than Just Manage Cancer Symptoms

Early research shows that in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors, cannabinoids may significantly improve cancer care.

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FDA Warns Against Health Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

Reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic cannabinoid products that have been contaminated with brodifacoum, a very long-acting anticoagulant commonly used in rat poison sparked the warning.

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