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.
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What the Research Says About the Health Benefits and Risks of Marijuana
A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use.
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.
Did Cannabis Oil Save This Child?
People are crediting the cannabis compound CBD for helping with everything from childhood seizures to cancer. Meet Tracy and Josh who credit the treatment in part for saving the life of their daughter Sophie.
This Is Why the FDA Has Sent Warning Letters to CBD Companies
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been keeping an eye of the growing popularity of hemp-derived cannabidiol, especially those CBD companies that have been making medical claims.
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
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.
FDA Hints It May Look Into Marijuana Health Claims
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims of marijuana health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.
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.
Study: Combination of Cannabinoids and Chemotherapy Kills Leukemia Cells
The combination of cannabinoids and chemotherapy could be the key to improving cancer treatment. This is according to a new study published in the International Journal of Oncology on May 29, 2017.
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
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 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.
Ireland Set to Legalise Cannabis to Treat Medical Conditions
Ireland is to become the latest country to legalise the use of cannabis for treating specific medical conditions.
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.
GW Pharmaceuticals Takes A Step Toward Diversifying
The company announced Tuesday positive top-line results from a mid-stage placebo-controlled study of a proprietary combination of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD, for treating glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM.
1,300 Patients Have Qualified for Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Registry
Public health officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,300 patients have qualified for Georgia’s medical marijuana registry.
Cannabis, Cancer, and Dosage Amount With Mara Gordon
Mara Gordon is a world-renowned expert on cannabis and cancer. Through her nonprofit Aunt Zelda’s, she has worked with more than 600+ patients (mostly cancer cases), using cannabis medicine as well as several other supplements.
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 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
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.
Study: Marijuana Users Have Lower Hospital Mortality Rates
According to a study published in the journal Cancer Medicine, hospitalized patients that use marijuana are less likely to suffer from heart disease or heart failure and are less likely to die from cancer.
Florida Approves Medical Marijuana in Landslide Victory
On Nov. 8, 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that will legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Ozzy Osbourne: ‘Marijuana Should Be Legal Everywhere’
Ozzy Osbourne has called on world leaders to legalize marijuana, insisting they’re slowly killing pot lovers if they don’t.
Medical Marijuana in New Mexico: Health Impact
Medical marijuana patient and doctor defend the usage of marijuana for those with illnesses and how it contributes to the betterment of their health.
Medical Marijuana Treating Both Kids, Adults at Tampa Clinic
Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults.
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.
Cannabis Makes Headway in Mainstream Pharma
The medical sector of the cannabis industry continues to explode behind constant research and innovative studies for identifying viable cancer treatments and other therapies for different ailments.
Medical Marijuana Research Comes Out of the Shadows
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical 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
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.”
7 Health Benefits of Cannabis
With more and more states opening up their minds about cannabis, and the amount of positive research coming out about the herb, we decided to compile a list of some of the many health benefits associated with the plant!
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.
iBrands Corp. Enters Into Cannabis Sector With Launch of “Purest” Whole Plant Extraction CBD Oil Products
IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — iBrands (OTC PINK: IBRC) is pleased to announce the launch of “PUREST” product line of whole plant extraction CBD products.
Welcome the 24th State: Pennsylvania to Legalize Medical Marijuana
On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and has sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign.
South Carolina Senate Committee Rejects Medical Marijuana
On April 7, 2016, the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee rejected S 0672, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating conditions, such as cancer, PTSD, and chronic pain.
Chile Harvesting Largest Medical Cannabis Farm in Latin America
According to the Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes alternative therapies, the largest medical cannabis farm in Latin America began harvesting its first crop on March 22, 2016.
Latin America’s Largest Medical Cannabis Farm Launched in Chile
According to the Daya Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes alternative therapies, the largest medical marijuana farm in Latin America was officially launched on Jan. 18, 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science Crowdfunding Startup Launches Cannabis Cancer Cure Research Campaign
Science crowdfunding startup Walacea is helping Madrid’s MedicalCannabis Bike Tour to raise the final €85,000 it needs to conduct an independent clinical trial into the effect of cannabinoids on brain tumours.
FDA OKs Cannabis-Based Ovarian Cancer Treatment
The Federal Drug Administration is willing to support continued research into a treatment option that is based on Dronabinol, a cannabinoid, which is one of the many non-THC derivatives of the cannabis plant.
‘Weed the People’ as Medicine for Marijuana Industry
“Weed the People” is poised to increase public awareness of marijuana’s legitimacy as medicine and aid in the removal of marijuana’s stigma, while also indirectly opening minds to the legal marijuana market.
Study Shows Cannabis Fights Brain Cancer
Whenever medical marijuana is mentioned, the image of people with chronic pain and other painful illnesses comes to mind. The mainstream image of medical marijuana is that it can help treat pain, nausea, and even epileptic seizures.