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Oct
2018

World first clinical trial – impact of medicinal cannabis on Australians with malignant brain tumours

The phase 2 trial will examine whether high THC medicinal cannabis* can be tolerated by people with glioma (a type of brain tumour) and if it can affect tumour growth when taken with standard treatment, according to lead researcher Dr Janet Schloss, the Clinical Trials Coordinator at Endeavour College of Natural Health. (*THC is the

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24
Oct
2018

The five best U.S. senators on marijuana policy

24.10.2018 admin News USA No Comments

With the 2018 election almost upon us, I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about why Congress has never passed a bill legalizing marijuana. Despite overwhelming public support for both medical marijuana and regulating it like alcohol, our government has been incredibly slow to turn that into policy. There are many reasons for this, but

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24
Oct
2018

Cannabis jobs in Canada: What are they, and how do I get one?

Recreational marijuana legalization may have happened Oct. 17, but job postings for the cannabis industry— and interest in them— is still blooming. According to an August report from job site Indeed, openings from the cannabis industry have more than tripled since last July, and searches for terms like cannabis, marijuana, and dispensary have more than quadrupled. ‘A

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24
Oct
2018

Mexico may be next to legalize cannabis: incoming FM

Mexico “absolutely” could follow Canada’s lead in legalizing marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that “doesn’t work,” its incoming foreign minister said Tuesday. Marcelo Ebrard, who will become foreign minister when Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office December 1, said he discussed Ottawa’s experience Monday with

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17
Oct
2018

UK and Canada Legalizing Cannabis

There’s a lot of hype this week about Canada becoming the second and largest country to legalize recreational marijuana. The first was Uruguay. But the bigger news for the pain community may be in the United Kingdom, which has some of the strictest marijuana laws in Europe. Home Secretary Sajid Javid made a surprise announcement

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16
Oct
2018

Forget Stoners. The Real Money Is in Medical Marijuana

More doctors are warming up to marijuana’s medical benefits—and companies are angling for a piece of a market that could reach $50 billion by 2025. Three years ago, Dr. Lydia Hatcher had a straightforward answer when chronic-pain patients came into her clinic in Hamilton, Ont., asking for marijuana: no. Since then, whispers and research in

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