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Experts begin work looking at medicinal cannabis prescriptions

Experts begin work looking at medicinal cannabis prescriptions

An expert panel has begun its work assessing applications from doctors to prescribe cannabis-related medicines. Led by Dr Michael McBride, the chief medical officer for Northern Ireland, the group will look at individual applications to ensure the treatment required is safe. Earlier this month, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced a …

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Ontario presses cannabis suppliers to cut prices

Ontario presses cannabis suppliers to cut prices

Ontario’s cannabis retailing arm is putting pressure on some growers to reduce prices as the province strives to ensure marijuana on its shelves will be cheap enough to compete with the illicit market. In talks with producers to determine which companies will supply the recreational market, officials for the Ontario …

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High times as US seniors join cannabis craze

High times as US seniors join cannabis craze

LOS ANGELES: Kyle Johnson, who is 68, swears by cannabis for treating back pain and insomnia. Martha Macbeth, 63, uses it to soothe her sciatica and get a good night’s sleep. Both Californians are part of a surging new wave of senior Americans turning to cannabis to ease aches and …

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The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried

The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried

Shutterstock This week’s historic decision by the Food and Drug Administration to approve Epidiolex, the first prescription drug derived from marijuana, has left cannabis startups in a tough spot. Although many welcome the approval as a sign of the growing recognition of marijuana’s potential health benefits, some also worry that …

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