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Synthetic Cannabinoid Activity Against Colorectal Cancer Cells

AbstractIntroduction: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and new therapeutic strategies are still required. Here we screened a synthetic cannabinoid library to identify compounds that uniformly reduce the viability of seven CRC cell lines.Material and Methods: Seven distinct CRC cell lines were treated with 10 μM cannabinoid compounds (from a...
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MCANZ Press release: Leaked email reveals World Health Organisation Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis

Late last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) held the 41st meeting of the Expert Committee of Drug Dependence (ECDD). This was a historic meeting as it was the first review of Cannabis scheduling in international treaties since before the existence of the UN or WHO.After a delay in reporting the results due to suspected political pressure, an internal letter to the UN Secretary-Gene...
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Medicinal Cannabis—Potential Drug Interactions

Original article found hereMuhammad A. Alsherbiny 1,2,*  and Chun Guang Li 1,* 1 NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia2 Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo 11562, EgyptAbstract The endocannabinoids system (ECS) has garnered considerable interest as a potential therapeutic target in var...
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Press release: Patients express concern around the definition of palliative expressed in the SOPs

MCANZ has been inundated with concern over the artificially narrow definition of palliation in the SOPs put forward late Monday on the Medical Cannabis Bill. There are 2 key phrases that narrow the definition to exclude those who may be considered palliative in Generic terms. The bill defines palliation as such"a person requires palliation if, in the opinion of a medical practitioner or n...
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Press release: DEA Deschedules CBD

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand Press Release:   International Changes for Cannabis loom as the DEA Reschedules CBD  Today the US Drug enforcement agency (DEA) has made a historic announcement, announcing that Cannabidiol (CBD) is to be moved from the Schedule 1 to schedule 5.  This means it transitions from a drug rated worse the methamphetamine, to one at the safer end of presc...
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