Pharma Drug

Landmarks: CBD-Based Pharma Drug Submitted To FDA For Approval

Will the FDA approve its first CBD-based drug? Epidiolex, a pharmaceutical made by UK-based company GW Pharmaceuticals plc (known as Greenwich Biosciences in the US), is a CBD-based drug that’s targeted specifically to patients who suffer seizures due to either Dravets syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. The New Drug Application for Epidiolex was just submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, an undertaking that is no small event. Since there are no related drugs that are approved by the FDA, the creators of Epidiolex had to submit thousands of documents supporting the medicinal use of the drug, spanning a variety of topics. […]

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Canadian Overdose Prevention

Canadian Overdose Prevention Site Giving Out Weed To Opioid Addicts

While politicians in the US are arguing over whether or not cannabis could be a viable option in the fight against the epidemic of opioid overdoses–Attorney General Sessions vehemently opposes the concept, while senators like Rep. Earl Blumenaur from Oregon are trying to push legislation that would make it more feasible–Canadians are taking matters into their own hands. It’s not only the US facing droves of overdose deaths related to opioids, and one group in Vancouver, BC, has begun giving out cannabis to opioid addicts as part of the effort to help them kick the habit. Opioids are a tricky substance. […]

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Canadian Marijuana

Canadian Marijuana To Be Sold In Pharmacies

Canadian Marijuana – A Canadian company says they plan to sell cannabis in convenience stores: but can they actually do that? The question is more complicated than one might think. The thing is, all of the Canadian Marijuana sold legally in Canada currently under their medical marijuana program is sold through companies that have won official licensing through Health Canada. When legal recreational cannabis opens for business in the country sometime next summer, consumers will have very narrow options: they will only be able to buy legally from dispensaries that are operated by the government. Though commercial dispensaries have opened up in […]

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FDA CBD

FDA Goes After CBD Companies

“Substances that contain components of marijuana will be treated like any other products that make unproven claims to shrink cancer tumors.” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib in a statement to CBD companies. “We don’t let companies market products that deliberately prey on sick people with baseless claims that their substance can shrink or cure cancer and we’re not going to look the other way on enforcing these principles when it comes to marijuana-containing products.” The FDA has put CBD companies on blast for making “unsubstantiated” claims about the health benefits of their products. Among the companies warned include Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises […]

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Legalize MMJ

Colorado Girl Suing AG To Legalize MMJ Nationally

A 12-year-old is coming up against AG Sessions and the federal government, demanding her right to access MMJ, and it looks on first glance like she has a good case. Alexis Bortell, the 12-year-old at the center of the case, has suffered epilepsy from a young age. Alexis grew up in Texas, where doctors had run out of available treatments for her seizures and were suggesting invasive brain surgery as an alternative. One doctor mentioned that although they couldn’t access treatment in the state, medical marijuana might be a less-invasive alternative. After relocating to Colorado to get access and 2 1/2 […]

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Richard Wilkinson

Licensed Oregon Marijuana Supplier Found In Nebraska With A Van Full Of Weed

Richard Wilkinson, 38, of Damascus was stopped in Lincoln, Nebraska, for following another vehicle too closely. The officer who stopped the van smelled weed, and indeed found 1.1. million worth of product in the back of the UHaul: 25 pounds of cannabis extract, sealed packages of marijuana, vials of hash oil, and 3,500 seeds. Wilkinson owns Rich Extracts, a Clackamas business that’s licensed to process and sell cannabis extract. Also in the car was John E. Carlston of Cranston, Rhode Island; the two were apparently en route to a state where medical marijuana is legal, unspecified in reports. Wilkinson was charged […]

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magic mushrooms

Will Magic Mushrooms Be The Next Thing To Get Decriminalized in California?

California is only a few months away from their long-awaited January 1st legalization of adult use cannabis, but one person already has their eyes set on decriminalizing something new: psilocybin. Commonly known as magic mushrooms, a mayoral candidate near the Bay Area is collecting signatures to put psilocybin decriminalization on the ballot. Kevin Saunders, a mayoral candidate for the city of Marina, has filed a proposal. If he can obtain 365,880 voter signatures before April 2018, the California Psilocybin Legalization Initiative will be put on a statewide ballot, seeking to decriminalize the possession, growing, or selling of the fungus with potent […]

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Weed Friendly Colleges

The Ten Most And Ten Least Weed Friendly Colleges In The US

The Ten Most And Ten Least Weed Friendly Colleges In The US – Looking to go to university and you want to know a bit more about different schools’ views on cannabis? Most schools won’t tell you on their website or when you’re touring, so here’s a list that’ll save you from having to ask around and hope people are right. The Princeton Review recently released their lists of all the best universities, ranking for a variety of variables including “Best Business School” and other boring things; they also discussed who was the best for weed, and who was the best […]

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Marijuana Decreases Opioid Use

Marijuana Decreases Opioid Use, Study Says

Marijuana Decreases Opioid Use, Study Says suggesting cannabis could be a key in fighting the opioid epidemic that’s killing people. Decreasing by Thousands across the country, another has found that MMJ enrollees decrease opioid usage. The study, which came out of University of Mexico, followed 37 habitual, opioid-using, chronic pain suffering patients who chose to enroll in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, as well as 29 patients with similar conditions who chose not to enroll in the program. They found a whopping 47 percent reduction in daily opioid usage in patients who also used cannabis. The study also found that […]

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Cannabis Users Have More Sex

Research Suggests Cannabis Users Have More Sex

Does using cannabis lead to more sex? Many people who smoke, eat, or otherwise consume the plant will tell you: yes, absolutely. But now there’s some research that seemingly supports Cannabis Users Have More Sex. Using data from 28,156 women and 22,943 men taken from the National Survey of Family Growth, researchers Andrew J. Sun and Michael L. Eisenberg, doctors affiliated with the Department of Urology at Stanford University, tried to get a clearer answer. The resulting study took information from the survey, which included both sexual frequency and cannabis use, and tried to determine if there were any clear trends. “A positive association between marijuana […]

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