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MY: Gov. to not obstruct research on MMJ

The government will not obstruct any attempts to conduct clinical research into the efficacy of medical marijuana, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said as…

CA (ON): A evidence-based medical cannabis formulary platform for patients to be launched

Reformulary Group, a Canadian healthcare technology company, has announced the launch of Cannabis Standard™ – the first evidence-based medical cannabis formulary and research platform for patients, employers and physicians – available on a subscription basis to patients. "Cannabis Standard, one-part…

US (NV): Clinical programs and IPs for several health conditions soon to be launched

GB Sciences, Inc. has started an expansion strategy through the formation of GBS Global Biopharma Inc. "GBS Global will expedite the development of clinical programs and IP currently indicated for 60 disease and health conditions", the company explains. The company points out that "GBS Global proprietary…

US (HA): Family growing cannabis to help people getting rid of pills

On the island of Kauai, in the Hawaii archipelago, two brothers decided to carry on their father's legacy, that is, healing the islanders with medical cannabis thus helping them get rid of 'pills'. At the same time, Jake and Justin Britt - these are the names of the brothers - build their own company,…

The chemicals responsible for orange and pine smell are in cannabis too

Cannabinoids are clearly the favourite child of the cannabis chemical family. It’s a name used to define many the unique compounds that live inside the various strains of the plant. The big names like THC (what gets you high) and CBD (an anti-inflammatory currently the subject of much study/marketing)…

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Greenhouses light up the night sky

Many scientific datasets from satellites are in principle available for free, but that doesn't mean that they are actually accessible to the wider public. A new web application aims to change that, at least for satellite imagery of Earth at night. The app called " Radiance Light Trends " allows anyone…

Canada: Health insurance company adds MMJ option

Sun Life Financial is adding medical marijuana as an option for its group benefits plans. The Toronto-based insurer’s chief executive Dean Connor said the move was influenced by rising interest from Sun Life’s employer clients. “Medical marijuana has become a very important part of their treatment…

World Health Organization provides clarity on CBD

Member states of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) received the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) cannabis…

US (MI): BMR adds two prodcuts to Detroit marijuana product recall

The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued an updated health and safety advisory due to the sale of marijuana which failed laboratory testing. Two additional…

US (OH): Medical marijuana rollout

The Ohio medical marijuana market saw a robust start to sales on January 16, 2019. First-day sales totaled more than $75,000, per the state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, and total sales exceeded $330,000 in the first several weeks. This initial sales boom is magnified by the fact that only five of…

US (ND): House committee passes medical marijuana bills

The North Dakota House on 18th February 2019 passed a series of bills aimed at expanding the state's medical marijuana law. Lawmakers passed four bills that would amend the state's medical marijuana law, including one that would add 13 new medical conditions to the current list of debilitating medical…

Australia: MMJ grower educates doctors

A step into the unknown and a complicated approval process means the Sunshine Coast's first medicinal marijuana supplier will be playing the long game. MediFarm director Adam Benjamin said they were focused on educating doctors, in a bid to encourage more GPs to take up the mantle as approved medicinal…


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