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Drugs companies 'should be put under pressure' over clinical trials for medicinal cannabis

Baroness Blackwood said one of the main problems with the public accessing cannabis-based medicinal products was the lack of clinical trials to date

Can medicinal cannabis treat the tics in Tourette syndrome?

First Australian medicinal cannabis trial for the treatment of severe Tourette syndrome supported by the Lambert Initiative at University of Sydney

Clearing the air on cannabis

Rapid legalization, increasing use and conflicting laws are a confusing blend for employers and safety professionals attempting to set workplace policies about cannabis

The WIRED Guide to Cannabis

Everything you need to know about THC, CBD, terpenes, and the entourage effect

Why patients are still being denied legalised medical cannabis

Hospital trust bureaucracy and doctors’ ignorance are to blame for the lack of prescriptions for medical cannabis being issued on the NHS, despite its reclassification for medical use in November 2018

Impact of medical cannabis on patients with cancer enrolled in Minnesota's medical cannabis program

Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is unique, in that it routinely collects patient-reported scores on symptoms. This article focuses on changes in symptom severity reported by patients with cancer during their first 4 months of program participation

Medicinal cannabis requires further clinical research and educational support

Dr Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer at Canopy Growth, provides an overview of the research that already exists around medicinal cannabis

Australian researchers find CBD curbs methamphetamine addiction in rats

Out of a combined effort by the Lambert Initiative and two universities in Australia - Macquarie University and the University of Sydney - comes an animal study that isolates CBD as a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine

Promoting cannabis products to pharmaceutical drugs

New, specific and effective cannabis-based drugs must be developed to achieve adequate medical standards for the use of cannabis

Scientists brew up genetically-modified cannabis using beer yeast

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley, say they have produced low-cost and high-quality cannabinoids out of brewer’s yeast which could aid in more research into medical uses of cannabis