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GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Preliminary Results of Phase 2a Ulcerative Colitis Trial

14 October 2014: The Phase 2a pilot trial was a 10-week randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study of GWP42003 extract, which features Cannabidiol (CBD) as the primary cannabinoid and which also contains Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoid and non-cannabinoid components. The trial included 60 adult patients with ulcerative colitis who had not been able to gain remission from the condition despite first line treatment with salicylates, and in some cases immunosuppressive therapy.

#IllegallyHealed: Two Words That Don’t Belong Together

On August 29, 2013, Corey Hunt, his girlfriend and her family stood around her mother’s hospital bed as the doctors overdosed her on morphine and she passed away. She had been fighting breast cancer and lost. Hunt was frustrated and began searching online for cancer cures.

“I knew there had to be something better out there and we found it. It was cannabis,” he says.

Israel Will Study Anti-Tumor Effects of Cannabis In Cancer Patients

October 10, 2014  |  Israeli researchers will soon begin evaluating the anti-tumor effects of cannabidiol, a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, in patients with cancer.

Researchers at the Hassadah Medical Center in Jerusalem have announced their intent to conduct a Phase II clinical trial to assess the impact of CBD as single treatment among cancer patients. Only patients who have exhausted conventional anti-cancer treatments will be eligible to participate in the study. Once enrolled in the trial, participants will receive CBD for a period of eight weeks.

Study: Cannabis May Promote Bone Formation and Reduce Bone Dissolution

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – which is done naturally through the consumption of cannabis – may promote bone formation and reduce bone dissolution, according to a study published this month in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

“The type-2 cannabinoid receptor (CB2) is expressed in osteoblasts and plays a role in bone metabolism through regulation on bone mass and bone turnover”, begins the study’s abstract; “but the functional importance of CB2 in osteoblasts under Titanium (Ti) stimulation is incompletely understood.”

Cannabis Can Treat Various Cancers According to 61 Studies

Cannabis, and the cannabinoid compounds found within it, has been shown through a large amount of scientific, peer-reviewed research to be effective at treating a wide variety of cancers, ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer. Below is a list of over 60 studies that demonstrate the vast anti-cancer properties of cannabis.

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