Breast Cancer Awareness. The Potential for CBD / Cannabis

Breast Cancer Awareness. The Potential for CBD Cannabis

October is upon us, which means we’re geared up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The international campaign aimed at increasing public awareness of the disease and at the same time, to encourage women to keep up with regular health checks and monitoring. A moment for reflection: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer. Breast cancer […]

CBD is no longer prohibited from sport

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Great news for athletes heading into 2018.  The WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) has removed CBD (Cannabidiol) from the list of prohibited substances The WADA is the international governing body that supervises and manages drug testing in the Olympics as well as setting operational standards for anti-doping guidelines in many international sports events. Of particular note […]

Adam Smith Institute discuss ‘The Cannabis Tide Effect’

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Published last year as a collaboration between the Adam Smith Institute and Volteface, The Cannabis Tide Effect argues that the legalisation of cannabis in the UK is both overdue and imperative. The 60 page report is one of the best overviews and reviews of the emerging global industry from a UK legislative perspective.  It’s both […]

The Hebrew University is the One True Home of Cannabinoid Research

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As a biotech company focusing on creating consumer products based on solid cannabinoid research, we at CiiTECH knew there was only one place to go to get that research done.  We chose to work with the Center for Cannabinoid Research at the Hebrew University for two key reasons.   The first being it’s rich history […]

Single cannabinoid CBD reduces blood pressure in clinical trial

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Evidence racking up that whilst whole plant / full spectrum / entourage formulations may be ‘better’, still single cannabinoids can have remarkable effects. See the full text here: https://insight.jci.org/articles/view/93760 A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study. Jadoon KA1, Tan GD2, O’Sullivan SE1. BACKGROUND: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive phytocannabinoid […]

Is cannabis really Medicine?

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Preamble: this opinion based on the need to regulate CBD (and all other non-psychoactive cannabinoids) as food supplements. More preamble: this opinion is one of semantics, at no point does the author diminish the credibility of the very many real examples of conditions that have been treated using cannabis. There is overwhelming evidence that cannabis […]

The new UK Drug Strategy 2017…whats all the fuss about

The fight for cannabis reform in the UK reaches new lows and activities. Last week the British government published the UK Drug Strategy 2017.   Those following the UK cannabis industry will have likely been up in arms and emotionally embroiled in the political farce that concluded in an embarrassing farce during yesterdays parliamentary session. […]

6m Investment in Israeli Agricultural Cannabis Research

More Government funded cannabis research in Israel The Israeli government, in cooperation with the  Ministry of Agriculture’s Volcani R&D Center, is creating its first cannabis company dedicated to the research for cultivation of cannabis. Over one hundred different cannabis strains will be imported to Israel as a part of this venture where gene mapping and […]

5 Reasons the UK might dominate the Cannabis industry

For thousands of British patients fighting the lobbying fight for legalization and for the millions of recreational users, the prospect of this ultra conservative nation making change is somewhere off in the distant horizon. In a country where public and political conversation is stuck, caught in the dual headlights of ‘Skunk’ and ‘Synthetic Cannabis’ the […]

Israel, the epicenter of cannabis normalization

Israel, the epicenter of cannabis research has become the epicenter of cannabis normalization. Israel is home to 30,000 licensed cannabis users for medical purposes, with an estimated additional 100,000 likely to receive their license as the regulation begins to ease in the coming 12 months. Israel is also home to over ONE million cannabis recreational […]

Medicalized cannabis to be emancipated in Israel next month.

Finally we see some change, over 18 months since Ultra Orthodox Minister Litzman sent shockwaves through the country by announcing his belief that medical cannabis should be dispensed in pharmacies like any other drug. Yesterday at a government committee meeting, Yuval Landshaf promised that by the end of August this year we’ll see 100 physicians […]