Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

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Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a new literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. A team of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. Of these, the largest body [...]

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DEA Reaffirms ‘Flat Earth’ Position With Regard To Scheduling Marijuana

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected a pair of administrative petitions that sought to initiate rulemaking proceedings to reschedule marijuana under federal law. Although the DEA’s ruling continues to classify marijuana in the same category as heroin, the agency also announced in a separate decision that it is adopting policy changes designed to [...]

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DEA Reaffirms ‘Flat Earth’ Position With Regard To Marijuana Scheduling

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has decided to reject a pair of administrative rescheduling petitions challenging the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance with no accepted medical utility, according to advanced news reports published this evening by NPR, the New York Times, Reuters, and other news outlets. The DEA is [...]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Less Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending

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The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis laws is associated with a quantifiable decline in the use of traditional prescription drugs, according to data published in the July edition of the scientific journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17 states [...]

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Variation in medical marijuana program regulations impacts enrollment

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A new study found that while 14 of the nation’s 24 medical marijuana programs were essentially nonmedical in practice, they enrolled more than 99 percent of overall participants. Fewer than one percent were enrolled in ‘medicalized’ programs that adhere to accepted professional standards in medicine. The study analyzed the extent to which medical marijuana laws [...]

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