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Cannabis-based medicinal products and the role of the doctor.

With rapidly changing legislation designed to improve access to cannabis-based medicinal products, this paper assess the obligations of the law and professional bodies on the proposed prescribers of these products.

Draft Guidance for cannabis-based medicinal products released

The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), the body responsible for issuing guidance on whether certain medicines are recommended for use in healthcare, has recently published a draft of its official guidance on cannabis-based medicinal products.

Medical Use of Cannabis in 2019

This article updates a review published in June 2015 by the Journal of the American Medical Association and describes newer evidence regarding what is known and not known about the efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids for managing various conditions.

UK Watchdog declines to back NHS cannabis treatment for epilepsy

Medical cannabis cannot be approved for use in children with severe epilepsy on the National Health Service because there is not enough evidence to prove it helps, a watchdog has ruled.

14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products

Galllup polling indicates fourteen percent of Americans say they use CBD-based products, and they are most likely to do so to relieve pain, anxiety and insomnia.

Cannabis oil saved son's life... but I had to break the law

MY life changed forever more than six years ago when my younger son Cole began taking seizures when he was just three months old. A year later he…

The CBD craze is getting out of hand. The US FDA needs to act.

The Food and Drug Administration must act to make sure commercial interests don’t strip away any legitimate value that the compound might have.

Careers in Medicinal Cannabis Catch On at Universities

Two major universities are creating the first career paths for young people interested in the business of marijuana. The University of Maryland will offer a master’s degree in medical cannabis, and a new course is being added at Cornell University.

UK Border guards who seized cannabis oil 'put my five-year-old's life at risk'

Legal medicine confiscated at Stansted treats seizures and panic attacks caused by form of epilspsy, says mother

US Military Veterans and Medicinal Cannabis

US Veterans find themselves frustrated with the hurdles they face in trying to access cannabis for medical purposes.