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Tetra Bio-Pharma Receives Health Canada Approval for Phase 2 Cannabis Oil Trial in Partnership with Sante Cannabis

Tetra Bio-Pharma Receives Health Canada Approval for Phase 2 Cannabis Oil Trial in Partnership with Sante Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 29, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, is pleased to announce the approval by Health Canada of a Phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of different doses and ratios of medical cannabis oil (THC & CBD) to improve uncontrolled chronic pain in cancer and non-cancer patients.

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Supported By Doctors

An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.


FDA Warns Companies Marketing Unproven Products, Derived From Marijuana, That Claim to Treat or Cure Cancer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency today issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman has run the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club for more than two decades, serving high-grade strands to A-list celebrities and throwing exclusive pot parties for the Hollywood elite. VICE met up with the self-made cannabis queen to tour her extensive weed farm, see how she runs her business, and hear how the drug helped her fight cancer.

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John opens up about her second bout with cancer in a new interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying that at one point she couldn’t walk. The singer even admits that she used medical marijuana as treatment to ease the pain.

Hebrew University Launches Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research

Hebrew University Launches Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research

JERUSALEM, April 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has announced the launch of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research.

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

After losing a son to opioid addiction last year, a conservative South Carolina Republican is co-sponsoring a medical marijuana bill in the state’s General Assembly. State Rep. Eric Bedingfield said he believes medical marijuana can help people overcome opioid addiction.

Lindy Snider wants to get into Pennsylvania's medical marijuana business

Lindy Snider Getting Into Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Lindy Snider, daughter of the late Pennsylvania business and sports leader Ed Snider, wants to get into Pennsylvania’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. She hopes to build a 125,000 square-foot growing space on the northeast side of Philadelphia. She said her late father, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, would have endorsed medical marijuana as a good business idea.

Fungus on Medical Marijuana Might Have Killed Cancer Patient

Fungus on Medical Marijuana Might Have Killed Cancer Patient

Fungus on medical marijuana might have killed a young California man fighting a treatable cancer, according to CBSNews.com. Doctors suspect the man could have died because the fungus was able to infect his body due to an immune system weakened by chemotherapy.

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds Mexico® Receives COFEPRIS Permission for Flagship Product RSHO-X™ Usage for Cancer Patient

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2017/Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary HempMeds Mexico® has received permission from Mexico’s health authority COFEPRIS to import their flagship product Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™) to treat a patient for their pain associated with cancer treatments and for their general well-being.

New Study Makes Comprehensive Review of Scientific Health Data on Marijuana

New Study Makes Comprehensive Scientific Review of Health Data on Pot

The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has released a 395-page report that looks at a wide range of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” provides “a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis.”

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of South Carolina lawmakers, led by Sen. Tom Davis, introduced a bill to the state Senate to legalize the cultivation, sale and consumption of medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions.

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Ohio’s New Medical Marijuana Law Surrounded by Uncertainties

As Ohio’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect, stakeholders have more questions than answers, according to a Sept. 8, 2016, article by the Associated Press. The new law went into effect on Sept. 8, 2016, making Ohio the 25th state to have legalized medical marijuana, but Ohio does not have dispensaries at which qualified patients can buy it.

Impact Network and IMPACT Network Hosts First Colorado Conference on Cancer and Cannabis

IMPACT Network Hosts First Colorado Conference on Cancer and Cannabis

DENVER, July 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ – IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabis Therapeutics, is hosting IMPACT: Cancer & Cannabis.

Report: Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

Report: Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.


Medical Marijuana Working For Minnesota Patients

A recent survey of Minnesota’s medical marijuana patients found 90 percent said the drug was beneficial. The survey, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health, queried 435 patients using medical marijuana. The pollsters discovered only 10 percent of medical marijuana patients experienced “little to no change.”


Israeli Study of Medical Marijuana Shows Improvements in Users

A recently released Israeli study showed patients who used medical cannabis experienced less pain and more ability to function, according to a May 26, 2016, article at JPost.com. Medical marijuana has been legal in Israel for a decade and more than 20,000 are licensed to use it, JPost.com reported. However, “there has been no information about the users themselves,” said the study’s leader, Prof. Pesach Shvartzman of Ben-Gurion University.


Chong’s Cancer Returns as He Prepares For New Talk Show

Comedian and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong has revealed he is preparing to undergo surgery for prostate cancer after previously suggesting that hemp oil treatment and a medical marijuana prescription had rendered him “99 percent cancer free.” Meanwhile, he is also preparing to launch a new online talk show.

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South Carolina Subcommittee Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

In South Carolina, the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee voted unanimously to advance S672, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The five-person panel came to the decision after a two-hour hearing where panel members heard from both opponents and supporters of the bill.


Marijuana May Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer in Men

A study released in the Journal of Urology has found that marijuana use may lead to decreased risks of bladder cancer in men. Led by Dr. Anil A. Thomas, researchers examined medical data from the California Men’s Health Study cohort, evaluating 84,170 participants between the ages of 45 and 69.

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Larry Harvey, Marijuana Patient Who Challenged DEA, Dies of Cancer

Larry Harvey, the Washington state medical patient who helped advocacy groups personify the draconian and misplaced impact of federal drug policy, died on Aug. 20, 2015. Harvey suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.


Secure, Private, Convenient and Compassionate—MMJRecs Makes Getting Medical Marijuana Safer, Easier, and Faster

VENICE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Founded by a doctor and a patient, MMJRecs.com is a brand-new app that enables California medical-cannabis patients to apply for and receive doctor recommendations via their mobile devices.

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Study: No Link Between Teen Marijuana Use and Mental Illness

When it comes to the marijuana debate, no group is invoked more often than the teenagers of America. According to some politicians, if marijuana is legalized, our teenagers will all become drop out dopers with a slew of physical and mental illnesses.

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OWC Pharmaceutical Research Announces the Promising Results of Phase Lab Testing for Multiple Myeloma

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. (OTCQB: OWCP), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, One World Cannabis Ltd. (“the Company”), an Israel-based developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different indications, is proud to announce it has received the first basic science study (lab) results on the effect of several combination of Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on multiple myeloma cell line RPMI8226.

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