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The curious case of the cannabis aphid

The first confirmed sighting of the cannabis aphid in North America was in 2016. Since then, the hungry bug has spread rapidly across the continent

Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research

Parents unknowingly give THC-tinged cannabis to children with epilepsy

Some parents are unknowingly giving their children the potentially intoxicating cannabinoid THC in their desperate attempts to relieve their epileptic seizures, a groundbreaking study reveals

This huge new study suggests that cannabis doesn't help chronic pain

Australian research has generally failed to find evidence that cannabis can help to treat pain, yet these results contradict what we're seeing in international studies

Sativex Relieves Pain in MS Patients, Italian Study Confirms

Sativex relieves pain in MS patients, Italian study confirms

Researchers from Italy confirmed that Sativex spray is beneficial in alleviating pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and improves their pain sensitivity to cold temperatures

The FDA just opened the door to transforming cannabis policy

But will the Trump administration take this opportunity?

First cannabis-derived drug is on the verge of US approval

Approval of the medication, intended for childhood epilepsy, could lead to reclassification of cannabidiol

Study compares cannabis benefits for patients with chronic pain and migraine

For many patients with migraine, cannabis served as a substitute for other pain medications, including opioids

What is cannabis oil and how does it work?

Your questions about the medical use of cannabis oil answered

Cannabidiol shows promise alongside conventional epilepsy medication in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Last month, a study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the results of a clinical trial of the effects of cannabidiol on drop seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome