Medicine & Pharma

Cannabis & Cancer: How Cannabinoids Can Act Disablers against Active Cancer Cell

There is abundant anecdotal evidence showing that people can live with cancer for decades after diagnosis. Several books and films describe various alternative approaches to traditional medicines that patients have used to help them heal, many citing the use of cannabis. For example “Weed the People” is an excellent film documenting the cannabis experiences of …

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Can I Travel To Other Countries With A Medical Cannabis Prescription?

We asked an expert what patients should know before jetting off this summer.  There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to travelling abroad with a medical cannabis prescription – we asked an expert what patients should know before jetting off this summer.  Now that Covid restrictions have eased, many of us are looking forward …

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Walk the Talk: Battle for Directors & Officers Obligation Exposure In The Cannabis Industry

When it comes to mitigating risk in the cannabis industry, the stakes are sky-high. Companies large and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit are all exposed to costly litigation. As operators try to navigate the regulatory minefield while dealing with market volatility and mounting pressure by investors to turn a profit, we’re witnessing a …

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Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC products are ‘Lawful’- States Appeals in US Court

Delta-8 THC derived from hemp is “lawful” and eligible for trademark protection, a federal appeals court ruled in a vaping dispute. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling Thursday that because Congress legalized not just hemp but its “derivatives” and “extracts” in the 2018 Farm Bill, delta-8 THC is legal if it is derived from …

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Latest Research Suggests Safety & Non-Toxicity of CBD

The findings build on existing evidence that orally-ingested CBD is safe and non-toxic. The findings of a new study build on existing evidence to confirm that orally-ingested CBD is safe and non-toxic. Further research carried out by US healthcare and research company, Validcare, has demonstrated the strong safety profile of CBD taken orally. Researchers examined the effects …

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Authorities Direct Caution as Woman Hospitalized After Overdosing On CBD and CBG

The patient had been taking six times the recommended dose for the last four months. Experts have warned of the importance of following dosing recommendations, after a rare case in the US saw a woman hospitalised following daily over-consumption of CBD and CBG. A 56-year-old woman in the US was reported to have been hospitalised …

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Marijuana Pop-ups Resurfaces In Retail Stores after Fading amid Pandemic

What do tour buses, tarot cards and Mexican wrestling have in common? They’re popping up at medical marijuana dispensaries and adult-use retail shops across the United States. They involve brands – think marijuana producers and edibles makers – setting up temporary venues at stores to promote their products and stand out from the crowd. Pop-ups …

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Economic Challenges May Retain Surge in US Marijuana Stock

The fierce bear market gripping U.S. marijuana stocks looks set to continue – barring a major legislative surprise from the halls of Congress. Publicly traded cannabis companies have seen their stock prices plunge by as much as 70% since early February 2021, largely reflecting the lack of progress in passing some form of legislation to …

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Neurodivergence & Medical Cannabis Can help Tune Sensory Experiences

Justin Clarke shares how cannabis has helped him find the freedom to enjoy life. My quality of life has improved significantly since starting to use medical cannabis, writes Justin Clarke, who is neurodivergent, in that he is autistic and has ADHD. I consider both my being autistic and ADHD to be linked – this is …

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