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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

Cannabis and cannabis oil for the treatment of ulcerative colitis

Cannabis and cannabinoids are often promoted as treatment for many illnesses and are widely used among patients with ulcerative colitis but few studies have evaluated the use of these agents

New Phase I study shows up to 6,000mg of CBD relatively well tolerated in healthy participants

A formal single ascending and multiple dose pharmacokinetic (PK) trial of cannabidiol (CBD) oral solution was required to determine the safety and tolerability of CBD, the maximum tolerated dose, and to examine the effect of food on CBD PK parameters

Brain cancer

BioCeuticals funds Phase II medicinal cannabis trial

BioCeuticals has provided funding for a Phase ll clinical trial to investigate the impact of high THC medicinal cannabis on patients with glioma

Top cannabis studies of 2018

The latest in cannabis research: fall 2018

Cannabis pain relief without the 'high'

Mechanism of cannabidiol for safe pain relief without side effects