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The medical applicability of cannabis has been known for thousands of years, but due to prohibition, scientific research and understanding of the plant has been stifled. Recently, scientific studies have begun to reveal the many medical benefits of cannabis for a variety of health conditions.

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Medical Cannabis and Cancer: Do You Know the Whole Story?

With more and more states choosing to legalize medical marijuana, there has been increased interest in using cannabis to treat […]

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Prescription?

Medical marijuana remains a contentious subject for many, but the benefits of the plant can no longer be denied. Twenty-eight […]

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Bill Filed to Allow Students to Consume Cannabis at School in Washington State

One of the major concerns around cannabis has always been youth access. However, like adults, some kids need cannabis products […]

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UK Health Agency Reclassifies CBD as Medicine

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has reclassified cannabidiol (CBD) as a medicine, according to an International Business […]

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Arthritis Society Funds MMJ for Fibromyalgia Study

Canada’s Arthritis Society has awarded a three-year research grant to McGill University’s Dr. Mark Ware to explore the use of […]

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Terminally Ill Australian Woman Denied MMJ Access by Specialists

An Australian woman with only a week or two left to live has been denied access to medicinal cannabis by […]

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Title-Winning NBA Coach Admits to Trying MMJ for Pain, Supports Player Use

Steve Kerr, head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors, believes “it’s only a matter of time before […]

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Dr. Mechoulam’s Predictions for Next Decade of Cannabinoid Medicine

A crowd of medical professionals and industry elites gathered in Downtown Denver Nov. 18 to hear from famed cannabis chemist, […]

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Toronto Children’s Hospital to Conduct MMJ Trials for Epilepsy

A clinical trial using cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy is set to begin at Toronto’s Children’s Hospital next […]

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Israeli Firm to Market World’s First Metered Cannabis Inhaler

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will market the world’s first cannabis inhaler able to deliver flower at the precision and safety […]

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NFL Player Appeals Suspension for Using Cannabis to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is facing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse police for the […]

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Former NFL Linebacker Credits Medical Cannabis for Renewed Health

Reggie Williams, a former Cincinnati city councilman and 14-year National Football League veteran, is crediting medical cannabis use with improving […]

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Says Denying Patients MMJ is ‘Immoral’ During ‘Late Night’ Appearance

During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Myers,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained how he changed his mind on medicinal […]

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NFL Committee to Study MMJ as Pain Management Therapy

The NFL Players Association has enlisted science and medical experts to actively study the use of cannabis as an alternative […]

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Israeli Cannabinoid Drug Maker Launches IPO, Eyes Nasdaq

Israel-based Therapix BioSciences is seeking to be listed on the Nasdaq and has filed a $12 million initial public offering […]

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New South Wales, Australia MMJ Clinical Trials Delayed

Just one of the three medicinal marijuana clinical trials in New South Wales, Australia has begun on schedule with two […]

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Majority of NFL Players Support MMJ Use

According to an ESPN survey of active NFL players, 61 percent said they believed fewer players would take pain-killing shots […]

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Ireland’s GreenLight Medicines Partners with Ulster University for Arthritis Study

A study in Ireland is underway by Ulster University and GreenLight Medicines which aims to determine the effectiveness of cannabis […]

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Creso Pharma’s First Self-Developed Product to be Distributed in Czech Republic

Creso Pharma has struck a distribution deal with MEDI-IN s.r.o. for its hemp extract-based food supplement CBDium to be sold […]

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Ohio Patients Unlikely to Have MMJ Access Until 2018

Patients in Ohio are unlikely to have access to medical marijuana until 2018, despite the law taking effect on Sept. […]

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Study Suggests MMJ Programs Not Being Abused

According to a study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal, children who live in states with medicinal marijuana […]

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British Sugar to Grow Cannabis Plants for GW Pharmaceuticals

British Sugar has signed a long-term deal with GW Pharmaceuticals to grow non-psychoactive, CBD-rich cannabis plants in an 18-hectacre facility […]

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Researchers Create Atomic-Level Image of Cannabinoid Receptor

An international group of researchers in China have created an atomic-level image of cannabinoid receptor CB1, which could lead to […]

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Israeli MMJ Firm Completes Cannabinoid-Enriched Tablet for Non-Smoking Patients

Israel-based OWC Pharmaceutical has announced the completion of a cannabinoid-enriched sublingual tablet for patients who are not able to, or […]

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UK Healthcare Agency Admits CBD is Medicinal, Approves Use and Sales

The UK government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency now says that CBD — a non-psychoactive cannabis compound — has […]

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Second Israeli Study Shows Cannabis Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

According to a study by Israeli researchers, smoking cannabis improves Parkinson’s disease symptoms, including the reduction of pain and increase […]

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Pro-Cannabis NFL Group Funding and Participating in THC Oil Study

A group of former and current players for the National Football League is funding a cannabis oil study to determine […]

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Cannabis Seizure Drug Shows Success in Latest U.S. Trials

GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabis-derived Epidiolex showed “high statistical significance” in its third late-stage clinical trial in the U.S., meaning it’s shaping […]

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Children’s Hospital Staff Refuse to Administer Prescribed Cannabis Oil Treatments

Staff at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada refused to administer cannabis oil to an 11-year-old patient during his recent […]

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FDA Approves Synthetic, Liquid THC Product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a liquid, synthetic THC product for potential use treating chronic pain, nausea, […]

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Queensland, Australia Opens MMJ Trial Applications for Kids with Epilepsy

Applications for a medicinal cannabis trial in Queensland, Australia are underway, aimed at treating children with drug-resistant epilepsy, according to […]

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Illinois Judge Orders Officials to Reconsider Migraines as MMJ Qualifying Condition

An Illinois judge has ruled that officials must reconsider adding migraines to the list of qualifying conditions for a patient […]

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Colorado Doctors Accused of Wrongfully Recommending High Plant Counts

Four Colorado doctors have been suspended by the state Medical Board for allegedly approving some patients to grow or possess […]

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Australian Biotech Firm Aims to Raise Funds for Human Cannabis Trials

Australian biotech firm Medlab is looking to raise $5.36 million equity to accelerate medical cannabis testing on humans, Business Insider […]

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Imperious Expo in Tacoma This Week, July 20-21

The inaugural Imperious Expo is coming this week to Tacoma, Washington. The conference — a professional celebration of the medical and […]

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Medical Cannabis States See Medicare Savings, Less Prescribed Drugs

A study published in the scientific journal Health Affairs found that states with medical marijuana laws see a reduction in […]

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GW Pharmaceuticals Hopes to Raise $252 Million in Public Offering

Following the successful trials of its new cannabis-based medication, British drug manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals announced it will raise $252 million […]

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Five Things to Know About Cannabis Topicals

There is still much to discover about cannabis’ medicinal properties, and its topical uses may be one of the areas […]

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New York Gov. Doesn’t Know His State’s MMJ Law is Broken

Since its launch in January, the New York medical marijuana program has faced heavy criticism from patient and industry advocates for […]

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Dr. Ethan Russo: Endocannabinoid Nutrition

In this week’s podcast episode, Dr. Ethan Russo — one of our earliest and most esteemed guests — returns to the show […]

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