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CLEAR and GroGlo Establish First UK Clinical Trials on Cannabis for Chronic Pain.

CLEAR has formed a partnership with the research arm of GroGlo, a UK-based manufacturer of high power, LED, horticultural grow lighting.The plan is to grow cannabis under a Home Office licence for the production of cannabis oil, both as a dietary supplement and for the development of medical products.  To begin with, a low-THC crop of industrial hemp will be planted.  We will be using th...
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Peripherally Restricted Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Pain.

Authors: Romero-Sandoval EA, Asbill S, Paige CA, Byrd-Glover K. AbstractThe use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic diseases has increased in the United States, with 23 states having legalized the use of marijuana. Although currently available cannabinoid compounds have shown effectiveness in relieving symptoms associated with numerous diseases, the use of cannabis or cannabinoids ...
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Cannabis and Chronic Pain, a Canadian story.

Below is a story from a person within the chronic pain community, who has had the good fortune to be on the receiving end of a more progressive cannabis policy in Canada.  In a short space of time, he used Cannabis, a class C drug, to withdraw from Clonozepam, an addictive class C drug (similar to but generally stronger than Valium) and significantly reduce his usage of Fentanyl patches, (an even ...
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A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study of THC/CBD spray in peripheral neuropathic pain treatment.

Authors Serpell M1, Ratcliffe S, Hovorka J, Schofield M, Taylor L, Lauder H, Ehler E. AbstractBackgroundPeripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) associated with allodynia poses a significant clinical challenge. The efficacy of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol/cannabidiol (THC/CBD) oromucosal spray, a novel cannabinoid formulation, was investigated in this 15-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, another case for Medicinal Cannabis

This week’s story is from someone who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS,  widely regarded as the worst pain disorder in existence,  the only thing worse is when the disease progresses, and the R for regional no longer applies,  in advanced stages even the senses are rewired to pain, so loud noises bright lights etc also trigger this cascade effect.  It can also trigger bowel and other org...
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Case report: The prescription of medical cannabis by a transitional pain service to wean a patient with complex pain from opioid use following liver transplantation

AbstractPURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to describe a patient with a preoperative complex pain syndrome who underwent liver transplantation and was able to reduce his opioid consumption significantly following the initiation of treatment with medical cannabis. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 57-yr-old male with a history of hepatitis C cirrhosis underwent liver transplantation. Preoperativ...
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The pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and ease of use of a novel portable metered-dose cannabis inhaler in patients with chronic neuropathic pain: a phase 1a study.

Authors Eisenberg E, Ogintz M, Almog S. AbstractChronic neuropathic pain is often refractory to standard pharmacological treatments. Although growing evidence supports the use of inhaled cannabis for neuropathic pain, the lack of standard inhaled dosing plays a major obstacle in cannabis becoming a "main stream" pharmacological treatment for neuropathic pain. The objective of this study was to ...
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Woman grew cannabis for pain relief

A woman who grew cannabis in a workshop containing three rooms was using it to relieve pain for serious injuries suffered in the Christchurch earthquake, the Dunedin District Court heard yesterday.Bonnie Huhuna Collins (56), of Lawrence, was sentenced to three months' community detention by Judge Michael Turner for cultivating and being in possession of the class C drug.Police officers who...
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