The proposed law will permit the industrial production of cannabis products for medical use, opening up a new economic sector.
They wanted to see if the observed anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis also affect the development of liver disease. The study was led by Adeyinka Charles Adejumo of North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts
The findings sounded alarming. But like any study, this one had key limitations, including the fact that it defined cannabis “users” as anyone who’d ever tried the drug. More importantly, however, it highlighted an important gap in our current understanding of the science of cannabis:
Advocates for medical marijuana have tried and failed in Virginia year after year. A few years ago, they persuaded lawmakers to allow it for epilepsy.
“The action is where the medical cannabis export markets are, which are much larger than Canada,” said Chris Damas, editor of the BCMI Cannabis Report. “CanniMed has patents, they have relationships with different universities, research and clinical trials, and export relations with other countries, and Aurora wants to add to their own relationships in Europe.”
The trial reduced the frequency of seizures in patients with the illness, just 10% of whom had previously been found to respond to conventional drug treatments, though the authors say that efficacy and safety of the new treatment ‘now needs to be confirmed’.
The Federal Government will invest the money in world-leading medical researchers to target devastating and rare conditions like acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in infants, aplastic anaemia, multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s disease.
Mr Jones joins Jeremy Kyle and Durham’s Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner Ron Hogg as the latest in a line of public figures who have asked club members to share their experiences as they consider the debate around marijuana use, which is now legal in a number of countries.
Amid the harsh sentences meted out to those who abuse cannabis, scientists at the National Research Foundation (NRF) are working to access the medicinal potential of the chemical compounds found in cannabis – cannabinoids – without negative side effects.
Legal marijuana is a multi-billion industry, with nearly every transaction done in cash.