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Some licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are placebos: researchers

A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos

Even without proof, CBD is finding a niche as a cure-all

Supporters say cannibidiol, which comes from the hemp plant, can treat pain, anxiety, inflammation and even cancer. But it might just be snake oil

Affinity and St John form cannabis research partnership

Affinity Energy and Health has hooked up with St John of God Subiaco Hospital to carry out medical cannabis research and development work

Israeli Health Ministry releases medical cannabis data

Data requested by Yedioth Ahronoth and Freedom of Information movement indicates nearly fourfold increase in permit demand since 2013, mostly for chronic pain

Zelda Therapeutics partners with St Vincent's Hospital

The clinical trial partnership will examine the potential to use cannabinoid-based medications in patients on chronic, high dose opioid pain management therapy

Human clinical trials of cannabis as medicine

India plans to check out cannabis-based compounds to treat cancer, epilepsy and blood disorders

University of New Brunswick hires first research chair in cannabis health

The tenure-track job will be split between the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering and is thought to be the first of its kind in the world

UK publishes draft scope for new guideline on cannabis-based products for medicinal use

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a draft scope for its upcoming guidelines on cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Shoppers takes page from Big Pharma, sponsors talks for doctors on medical cannabis

“It does seem like the same type of marketing used for pharmaceutical products,” said Dr. Nav Persaud, a family medicine professor at the University of Toronto

Medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: prescribing with limited evidence

Although medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed for CINV, high quality clinical trial evidence is required to determine its efficacy and safety