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Australian GPs Cautiously Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis Access

A majority of Australian GPs support medicinal cannabis being available on prescription, with their preferred "access model" involving trained GPs prescribing independently of specialists.

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Cannabinoids Could Play a Role in Destroying Cancer Cells

While cannabis hasn’t been shown to cure cancer on its own, despite the pervasiveness of anecdotal stories, scientists have found that cannabinoids have anti-cancer properties that could be helpful in drug development.

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UCSF Researchers Excited About FDA Approval of Epidiolex

In 2013, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco became the first site to administer the drug in a child, and as of this week, the FDA has approved its use in two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy.

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FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Another Cannabis-derived Drug

The designation has been given to Revive Therapeutics for the use of CBD in treating autoimmune hepatitis.

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Manipulating Sensory Neurons with Cannabinoids to Tackle Chronic Conditions

A patent has been filed for the use of cannabis therapies for the manipulation of ion channels in sensory neurons that contribute to chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, urinary cystitis, asthma, and specific types of hearing loss.

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Approval of Drug Derived from Cannabis Not Necessarily a Win for Weed

While medical marijuana supporters may cite the FDA approval of Epidiolex as evidence of the benefits of marijuana, it is not an endorsement of any CBD or cannabis product.

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Cannabinoid-based R & D to Focus on Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Studies have already shown that phytocannabinoids like cannabidiol have promising results in opioid withdrawal symptoms and heroin-seeking behavior.

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FDA Approves Drug Containing a Cannabis-derived Compound for First Time

Epidiolex contains cannabidiol (CBD) and is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know

A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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