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Medical trials begin for cannabis-based treatment for children with severe epilepsy

A new medication derived from cannabis could help reduce seizures in children suffering from severe epilepsy, researchers have found. Doctors in the UK have now been given the go-ahead to trial the drug, called Epidiolex, for the first time after promising studies carried out in the US. The treatment does not contain the psychoactive ingredient…

Cannabis smokers ‘have lungs of 80-year-olds’ after less than 10 years of use

People in their thirties who smoke cannabis have the “lungs of 80-year-olds” after less than 10 years of use, doctors have said. Damian Mckeon, a consultant in respiratory medicine at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Wales, studied eight patients who smoked at least five joints per day, the Daily Mail reports. In some cases, the patients’ lungs…

Breath test to detect Cannabis is being developed at WSU

Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, but until now police officers have had to wait for blood tests to confirm whether a driver is high, which can take up to 24 hours. Now, scientists have developed a cannabis-detecting breathalyser that generates results almost immediately. Researchers at Washington State University came up with the…

 


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