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UN Review may lead WHO to reschedule cannabis

The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) will review and assess the medical uses and harms of Cannabis on June 4-7 to recommend the most appropriate classification to be applied internationally

Medical cannabis and the challenge for regulation of medicines in the UK

Medical cannabis challenges scientific norms and the usual regulation of medicines.

Israeli companies get 'foot in the door' of US medical industry

Thomas Jefferson University launches global centre in Jerusalem

LAU to study 'potential medical value' of marijuana in Lebanon

The Lebanese American University is set to launch an independent research center dedicated to studying the health effects and potential economic gains of medical marijuana in Lebanon.

Cannabis may help children with complex movement disorders

Cannabis may be able to help yet another group of patients improve their quality of life; this time it is a group of kids in need of some good news.

Ask an Expert: Criminologist Matt Vogel examines 'gateway hypothesis' in current drug landscape

Matt Vogel, an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, gave a presentation titled “Empirical Reality of Methodological Uncertainty: The Promises and Perils of the Gateway Hypothesis in Today’s Drug Landscapes” at last month’s Addiction Science Conference hosted by the MIMH.

Tilray launches new high-CBD low-THC cannabis oil for seizure treatment in Canada

Tilray Canada has launched "Tilray 2:100", its new therapeutic cannabis oil, which may help Canadian patients with conditions like Dravet syndrome.

Does cannabis cure cancer? We asked an expert

For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. There is no shortage of wild claims about the supposed medical benefits of the plant. Of all the claims, perhaps the most bold is the assertion that cannabis can cure cancer.

Urged by Alaska veterans, Sullivan supports cannabis research at VA

The bill calls on the VA to look into the “efficacy and safety” of cannabis in the treatment of veterans diagnosed with “chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder” and other conditions.

Why Cannabis could hold the key to giving up smoking

A chemical found in cannabis plants – that is safe to ingest and doesn’t make you high – could hold the key to giving up smoking, scientists have claimed.