Home | Community | Message Board

Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop: Hemp

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 13,985
Clinical trials for cannabis drug
    #3973976 - 03/26/05 10:21 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Clinical trials for cannabis drug
March 27, 2005

A BRITISH drug firm is carrying out clinical research trials in Ireland to determine the effectiveness of a cannabis extract in controlling severe cancer-related pain.

GW Pharmaceuticals, a market leader in pioneering the use of medicines containing cannabis extract, has received a licence from the Irish Medicines Board under the Control of Clinical Trials Acts 1987 and 1990.

The board refused to make any comment on the trials, saying the information was “commercially sensitive”.

Cannabis is a schedule one controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is subject to tight restrictions in its prescription and use similar to narcotics such as heroin and morphine.

However, licences can be granted for research and, in the case of certain low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) plant varieties of cannabis, for the growing of hemp.

There have been calls both here and in Britain to allow its medical use to treat patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and motor neurone disease.

GW Pharmaceuticals is undertaking similar clinical trials in Britain. The company has developed a cannabis-based medicine called Sativex which has been found to help multiple sclerosis patients cope with spasms and stiffness, both common symptoms of the disease.

Sativex, which lists a cannabis extract containing THC and cannabidiol as its principal components, is administered using a mouth spray. Regulatory approval is being sought in Britain and Canada.

The drug is also being tested with cancer patients. The company says about 40% of cancer sufferers at present “have unmet needs in pain suppression”.

In Britain, cannabis was reclassified and downgraded in January last year with the result that most cases of possession are now a non-arrestable offence. However, new studies suggest a strong link between the drug and mental illness.

Charles Clarke, the British home secretary, has now asked the UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to consider whether the fresh research should mean a rethink.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop: Hemp

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* FDA has approved Clinical Trial of Mushrooms! ClusterHead 1,697 5 03/09/04 03:30 PM
by Phred
* Deadly 'Drug Corner' Moves to Your Computer motamanM 2,271 7 08/28/03 08:43 AM
by canid
* Suicide Drug Labels AnnomM 651 1 09/15/04 05:34 PM
by deff
* Cannabis find puts 77 and 81 year old couple on trial Ravus 1,664 7 06/06/04 05:47 PM
by daba
* Ed Rosenthal (Marijuana Guru) Trial Update bowling-name 4,918 12 03/27/03 01:15 PM
by Middleman
* Cannabis 'preferred to other medications' Starter 615 0 08/15/04 12:26 AM
by Starter
* Cannabis May Have Long-Term Benefit for MS guri 844 3 09/10/04 09:49 PM
by dr_gonz
* Dutch seek to stub out 'cannabis tourism' grib 3,655 17 04/13/09 09:45 AM
by cosmiccabbage

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
842 topic views. 0 members, 9 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2019 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.019 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 18 queries.