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Endocannabinoid system involved in obesity-induced nephropathy

A study in mice pinpointed exactly where and how the endocannabinoid system mediates obesity-induced nephropathy, suggesting a new approach for treating the condition, researchers reported.

Cannabis may be more effective at reducing anxiety than traditional medication, new study finds

Chronic marijuana users were found to have a “blunted” response to stress.

Deep Cell Industries receives cannabinoid infusion patent

Deep Cell Industries announces notice of allowance for crystal fusion patent by U.S. patent office.

Cannabis shows promise in treating Schizophrenia and Tourette Syndrome

Early research suggests that patients with some of the hardest-to-treat mental health disorders could find significant relief from cannabis.

Medical marijuana studied as replacement for opioids

A Nanaimo-based researcher believes cannabis could help reduce opioid overdoses and help people overcome addiction.

Altasciences clinical research offers innovative cannabis research solutions

Altasciences is pleased to share that they are in the final stages of completing the world’s first safety and tolerability study on a cannabis extract being developed as a new chemical entity for approval by the FDA and Health Canada as a drug.


Cannabinoids improve speech in patients with Tourette Syndrome

 The daily administration of cannabinoids is associated with improved speech fluency in patients with Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to a pair of case reports published The International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Botanix Pharmaceuticals to commence acne treatment patient study

Botanix Pharmaceuticals has received the Human Research Ethics Committee approval to proceed further with the patient study for its lead acne treatment product, BTX 1503.

More evidence medical cannabis reduces conventional medication use

Yet another study indicates patients with legal access to medicinal cannabis are ditching or decreasing other prescription medication in favour of it.

Medical cannabis may promote good heart health

There has been talk for years regarding the relationship between cannabis use and heart health, but what do the medical studies suggest?