Medical Cannabis and the Challenge for Regulation of Medicines

Three-quarters of the British public think doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes. Wider interest has followed recent media reports about children such as six-year-old Alfie Dingley, whose seizures have been dramatically reduced after being given cannabis products – often by travelling abroad for treatment, or illegally sourcing or importing Continue Reading

Prevalence of Fungal Infections in Indoor-Grown Cannabis Evaluated for the First Time

Following the announcement of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, research into the country’s cultivation practices has experienced a resurgence. As the number of cultivation facilities in the country grows, so too does the likelihood of observing previously undescribed pathogens that can affect the cannabis crop. Pathogenicity studies can Continue Reading

Combined Chemotherapy, Cannabinoid Treatment Effective Against Cancer

New research has confirmed that cannabinoids, the active chemicals in cannabis, are effective in killing leukemia cells, particularly when used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. Researchers also found that sequential use of an initial dose of chemotherapy first and then cannabinoids significantly improved overall results against the blood cancer cells. Continue Reading

Cannabis-derived Compounds Exhibit Synergistic Cytotoxic Effects Against Colon Cancer Cells

Cannabis is known to be a pharmacologically active drug with a broad array of potential applications, such as an antipsychotic or an anti-epileptic medication. Perhaps then it is of no surprise that cannabis research for the creation of effective anti-cancer medicines is an active field. A number of non-psychoactive components of cannabis have indeed Continue Reading