US Marijuana Party

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Clinical trials for cannabis drug

Andrew Bushe

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.

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.


  • Medicinal use is good, but unfortunately I feel that making a non-plant, non-recreational version for medicinal use only will only seek to tighten up the laws concerning recreational use whilst satisfying those calling only for medicinal use.

    A step backward in my opinion.

    By Blogger theguest, at 1:33 PM  

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