Medical Cannabis News

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Fri
09
Aug

Spectrum Therapeutics announces strategic patient support and education partnership with Medical Pharmacies

Spectrum Therapeutics, the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth") (TSX: WEED)(NYSE: CGC) today announced that it has entered into a five year service agreement with Medical Pharmacies Group Limited ("Medical Pharmacies"), Canada's largest specialty pharmacy that services residents in long-term care, retirement homes and other settings. Under the agreement, Spectrum Therapeutics will be the preferred medical cannabis education partner to Medical Pharmacies and the seniors it serves in over 500 residences and care facilities.

Wed
07
Aug

Cannabis expert talks medical marijuana boom and cannabis 2.0

Some industry experts, however, say that medical cannabis is going to be much more lucrative globally. During a panel presentation last week, investors got the chance to learn from cannabis expert Charles Taerk about the best moves to make in marijuana.

Taerk, who is president and CEO of Faircourt Asset Management, said that medical cannabis is where the most impressive opportunities are going to develop in the next few years as the industry stabilizes.

Faircourt Asset Management is a sub-advisor to Ninepoint Partners, a Toronto-based investment manager. Faircourt has its hand in the metals sector, North American equities and, more recently, the cannabis space through the Ninepoint Alternative Health Fund.

Tue
06
Aug

UK food safety company partners cannabis producer

The Glasgow-based company produces test kits that test foodstuffs such as milk, spices, cereals and animal feed for toxins, including mycotoxins, microorganisms and GMOs. Recently developed methods have been applied to plant products such as herbal medicines, which have structural similarities to cannabis.

Claire Milligan, product manager at R-Biopharm RhĂ´ne, said: "Just like any other ingestible item, strict consumer protection legislation requires that cannabis products, including oils, cookies and cannabis plants themselves, should be tested for the presence of dangerous toxins.

Tue
06
Aug

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

People can treat chronic pain using a number of different medications. However, doctors commonly prescribe opioids for pain that is constant.

Opioids work by attaching themselves to nerve cell receptors in various parts of the body, blocking pain signals that are traveling to the brain.

Although effective, the downside of opioids is the risk of addiction — especially when a person takes them for an extended period.

Fri
02
Aug

Marijuana could be effective against traumatic brain injury

Although the lives of patients dealing with a traumatic brain injury have improved manifold in recent years, they find themselves vulnerable to a host of side-effects that come with the modern-day medicine such as opioid painkillers, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anti-seizure medicines.

The good news, however, is that we can now make use of legal cannabis to treat a traumatic brain injury, without the fear of death and other side-effects (recall, marijuana consumption has never resulted in a single death thus far).

Thu
01
Aug

Why is CBD gaining popularity in the wellness sector?

The CBD-based health and wellness space is one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors. Recent reports indicate that global hemp-based CBD sales are projected to reach $22 billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 147%, showcasing the enormous growth the industry is set to experience in the next several years.

Thu
01
Aug

Facebook is being sued by 7 medical cannabis dispensaries

Seven medical cannabis dispensaries in the US are filing suit against Facebook for unfairly placing their state-level legalized businesses in “Facebook jail,” according to Tulsa World.

Wed
31
Jul

P.E.I. Responsible Beverage Course emphasises signs of cannabis intoxication

With the recent legalization of marijuana, the P.E.I. Responsible Beverage Course has been updated to include more information on cannabis consumption and intoxication. 

Anyone who wants to serve liquor in licensed establishments on the Island is required to take the course. 

The course is delivered by the Island Liquor Control Commission and is taught online and in-person and outlines the rules around how to serve patrons in order to keep them safe. 

"We always had, in the responsible beverage course, a section dealing with alcohol and drugs," said Jack Wheeler, who delivers the course on the Island.  

Wed
31
Jul

B.C. SPCA shares cautionary tale about dogs and cannabis

The B.C. SPCA is reminding dog owners who have cannabis in the house not to hesitate to get help if their furry friend accidentally ingests some of their supply.

Last week, an 11-week-old husky puppy named Bear was brought into the SPCA's Vancouver branch with some alarming symptoms of a THC overdose.

Branch manager Jodi Dunlop said it wasn't known how the dog ingested cannabis, but a toxicity test found high levels of THC in its little body.

"He seemed to be a bit tired for a puppy," said Dunlop, who noticed right away something was wrong, after the former owners surrendered the puppy last Monday.

Soon, the husky collapsed, and Dunlop contacted an emergency veterinarian.

Tue
30
Jul

Natural cannabis or FDA-approved synthetic marinol (Generic Dronabinol)?

Many are familiar with natural cannabidiol, but not many are aware of the new substance on the block – synthetic Marinol, which is an FDA-approved drug that is touted as a safe alternative to medical marijuana.

It is also categorized as a controlled substance due to the inclusion of dronabinol.

Marinol can be obtained through prescription only, and it is meant to be used by adults to treat the following conditions, according to the product’s website:

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