Medical Cannabis News & Information

New Study: Cannabis Effective in Treating Crohn’s Disease

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A new clinical study published in the journal Pharmacology and by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis is effective in treating Chron’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

According to researchers at the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria; “In ancient medicine, cannabis has been widely used to cure disturbances and inflammation of the bowel. A recent clinical study now shows that the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa has lived up to expectations and proved to be highly efficient in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases.”

VIDEO: Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2013 Full Report

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Here's the long version of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2013 - with cyclists from all over Europe taking part, the MC Bike Tour was an epic 385km adventure through the mountains from Madrid to Valencia, in this video you find a full description of the ride, the team doing research in Madrid who got the 2013 prize and the arrival at the GrowMed Expo Valencia.
Enjoy and join us next year!

New Study: Cannabinoids Can Kill Gastric Cancers Cells

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A new study published in the journal Chemotherapy has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – can lead to the death of gastric cancer cells.

For the study, researchers at the Catholic University of Korea’s Department of Internal Medicine studied the effects of a cannabinoid receptor agonist (which cannabis is) on mice injected with gastric cancer cells.

Cannabis May Provide Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma

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A new study published in the journal PLoS One as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis may serve as a treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of lymph tissue (found in the spleen, liver, bone marrow and other areas).

For the study, researchers at Goethe-University, Leipzig University and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg “examined the distribution of CB1  [cannabinoid receptor 1] protein in primary cases of HL (Hodgkin lymphoma). Using lymphoma derived cell lines, the role of CB1 signaling on cell survival was investigated.”

Cannabis Can Successfully Treat Epilepsy in Children, Says New Study

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A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal Epilepsy Behavior has found that many parents with epileptic children are turning to cannabis-based medicines to treat their seizures, and in a large majority of instances, it’s successful in doing so.

“Severe childhood epilepsies are characterized by frequent seizures, neurodevelopmental delays, and impaired quality of life. In these treatment-resistant epilepsies, families often seek alternative treatments”, begins the study’s abstract. “This survey explored the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis in children with treatment-resistant epilepsy.”