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MediPharm Labs Initiates Clinical Trial for Use of Cannabis to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease Patients and Improve Quality of Life

MediPharm Labs Initiates Clinical Trial for Use of Cannabis to Treat Chronic Kidney Disease Patients and Improve Quality of Life October 19, 2020 Stock Day Media 105 Views cannabis, hempnews, hempstock, improvelife, MEDIF, medifpharmlabs, qualityoflife Clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of MediPharm Labs proprietary GMP cannabis-derived formulations and medical products and expand MediPharm Labs owned IP In the United States, 37 million or more than 1 in 7 adults, are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and Worldwide, approximately 1 in 10 people suffer from kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation Patients with CKD suffer from various symptoms and have limited life expectancy, consequently, optimizing quality of life (QOL) is of high priority

Article by Stock Day Media MediPharm Labs Corp., (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: MEDIF) (FSE: MLZ) (“MediPharm Labs” or the “Company”) a global leader in specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cannabis extraction, distillation and derivative products, is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, MediPharm Labs Inc., has initiated a clinical trial to research and evaluate the effectiveness of MediPharm Labs’ proprietary cannabis-derived medical products ...

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Chart: Pain, Inflammation Top Reasons Why Low-THC Cannabis Interests Canadians

Chart: Pain, inflammation top reasons why low-THC cannabis interests Canadians Published 3 hours ago | By Hemp Industry Daily staff Canadian health authorities say there’s strong demand for over-the-counter, low-THC cannabis such as CBD, and most people want to use it for pain and inflammation if the country were to establish a legal market.

Article by Hemp Industry Daily Canadian health authorities say there’s strong demand for over-the-counter, low-THC cannabis such as CBD, and most people want to use it for pain and inflammation if the country were to establish a legal market. That’s the result of a recent Health Canada survey. The agency is considering new rules about the sale of CBD and other “cannabis ...

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Canadian Government Gets ‘C’ Average in the Legalization Report Card

NEWS Canadian government gets 'C' average in the legalization report card A new report by the Cannabis Council of Canada reviews the legal industry's performance over the past two years By Sam Riches FILE: A worker tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Jason Franson/Bloomberg

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op A new report from the Cannabis Council of Canada, which represents some of the country’s largest licensed producers, including Canopy Growth, Tilray, and Cronos Group, has graded the government’s performance over the first two years of legalization with a ‘C’ average. Led by president and CEO George Smitherman, the former Minister of Health, the council seeks ...

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Canadian Medical Cannabis Patients Stymied by Systemic Barriers are Self-Medicating

NEWS Medical marijuana patients stymied by systemic barriers are self-medicating “If Canada wants to be the global leader in medical cannabis, collaborative efforts are needed by the industry, non-profits and regulators to ensure patients can access this market and afford their treatment." By Angela Stelmakowich Systemic barriers include cost, stigma and other access issues. / Photo: BorisRabtsevich / iStock / Getty Images Plus Medicinal marijuana patients with proper medical documentation still feel they are being pushed toward recreational and unregulated markets to find relief for what ails them, and the situation is worse for patients without documentation.

Article by Angela Stelmakowich. Growth Op Medicinal marijuana patients with proper medical documentation still feel they are being pushed toward recreational and unregulated markets to find relief for what ails them, and the situation is worse for patients without documentation. Not only is there a general need to clear systemic barriers — including cost, stigma and other access issues — patients are ...

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Study Highlights Lack of Diversity in Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry

Study highlights lack of diversity in Canada’s legal cannabis industry Leadership positions in Canada’s regulated marijuana sector continue to be held predominantly by white males, according to a statistical analysis released this week. The new analysis from the University of Toronto’s Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation included 700 executives and directors across 166 licensed cannabis producers and 56 parent companies.

Article by Marijuana Business Daily Leadership positions in Canada’s regulated marijuana sector continue to be held predominantly by white males, according to a  statistical analysis released this week. The new analysis from the University of Toronto’s Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation included 700 executives and directors across 166 licensed cannabis producers and 56 parent companies. It concluded that 84% of those leaders ...

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How Does Cannabis Impact Mental Health?

NEWS How does cannabis impact mental health? “Cannabis and mental health are intimately intertwined,” says Dr. Mark Ware, Canopy Growth’s chief medical officer. By Sam Riches Dr. Mark Ware is an associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University and director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre. / Photo: Courtesy Canopy Growth

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Working in family medicine for more than 20 years, Dr. Mark Ware has long witnessed the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, not only to address physical pain and discomfort, but also to treat mental health. Many of Dr. Ware’s patients have chronic pain and have exhausted conventional therapies. Cannabis, in some cases, has helped not ...

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Learn About Bongs, Weed Stems and More in Ask an Expert with Dr. Markus Roggen: Episode 4

LEARN ABOUT BONGS, WEED STEMS AND MORE IN ASK AN EXPERT WITH DR. MARKUS ROGGEN: EPISODE 4 JULIA VEINTROPOCTOBER 3, 2020 CANNABIS 101CANNABIS CANADACULTUREEDITORIALEDUCATIONFEATUREDHEALTHHEALTHHEALTH & SEXINTERVIEWMARIJUANA NEWSSCIENCESCIENCESERIESTECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGY35 VIEWS Dr. Markus Roggen, PhD. has a doctorate in Chemistry. He is the founder and CEO of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures LTD, a licensed cannabis research laboratory. Somehow, we managed to talk this guy into letting us ask him anything about weed and we certainly don’t hold back. It’s been ridiculous and fascinating and sometimes, the answers are surprisingly scientific. We ask him all sorts of things… well actually, you do! Thanks to you sending in your questions, Dr. Markus Roggen never knows what to expect. Here is an episode 4 of Ask an Expert – Questions asked about bong!

Article by Julia Veintrop, Cannabis Life Network Dr. Markus Roggen, PhD. has a doctorate in Chemistry. He is the founder and CEO of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures LTD, a licensed cannabis research laboratory. Somehow, we managed to talk this guy into letting us ask him anything about weed and we certainly don’t hold back. It’s been ridiculous and fascinating and sometimes, the ...

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Canopy Growth Corp. Studying Quality of Life for Seniors Using Medical Cannabis in Long-Term Care Homes

Canopy Growth Corp. studying quality of life for seniors using medical cannabis in long-term care homes NEWS 08:44 AM by Laurie Weir Smiths Falls Record News This low dose prescription of medical cannabis has 2.5 mg of CBD. For this new patient of Spectrum Therapeudics (a division of Canopy Growth Corp.) the aim is to help reduce chronic pain and the dosage can be changed if necessary. - Laurie Weir/Torstar Medical cannabis A study of medical cannabis in long-term care facilities is being conducted by Canopy Growth Corporation. - Pixabay 1 / 2 The use of medical cannabis by seniors in long-term care facilities across Ontario is being studied by Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) in Smiths Falls. A study of medical cannabis in long-term care facilities is being conducted by Canopy Growth Corporation. - Pixabay

Article by Laurie Weir, Smiths Falls Record News The use of medical cannabis by seniors in long-term care facilities across Ontario is being studied by Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) in Smiths Falls. “The study began in October 2019 and while COVID has caused some delays with bringing on board new homes and patients, the study continues to be progressed,” said ...

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Cannabis an Antibiotic? Hidden Cannabis Compound CBG May Be Able to Fight Infections

Marijuana an antibiotic? Hidden cannabis compound CBG may be able to fight infections by Craig T Lee

Article by Craig T Lee, Study Finds The advancement of medicine is one of continuous discoveries. Sometimes, those notable advancements come from the most unlikely sources. A team in Canada finds cannabis, which causes plenty of legal debate in the United States, also contains a hidden substance which may lead to new antibiotics. A research team from McMaster University says ...

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Researchers at Toronto-Based St. Michael’s Hospital Find Synthetic Cannabis Compounds Associated With Higher Death Rate in Older COPD Patients

NEWS Researchers at Toronto-based St. Michael’s Hospital find synthetic cannabis compounds associated with higher death rate in older COPD patients Findings could help determine if cannabinoids should be used with older adults suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. By Angela Stelmakowich Dr. Nicholas Vozoris, a respirologist at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and an associate scientist at the hospital's Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. / Photo: Unity Health Toronto

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op Canadian researchers have found the oral synthetic cannabinoids nabilone and dronabinol contribute to negative respiratory health events, including death, in older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD covers two types of chronic diseases — namely emphysema chronic bronchitis — where the lung’s airways become swollen and partly blocked, reports The Lung Association. “COPD ...

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