On Monday, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced that the Australian state of Queensland will launch its medicinal cannabis trial with the help of other state governments.
Palaszczuk said that her government would work with the states of New South Wales and Victoria for the medicinal cannabis trial, according to a Xinhua report.
"There has been a lot of debate about the benefits of medicinal cannabis treatment, both here and overseas," Palaszczuk told a press conference. "I have received significant correspondence from Queensland families urging our government to take part in the trial being run by the NSW (New South Wales) government. Just last week, I spoke to a Toowoomba (a Queensland city) mother whose son suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, and all she wants is a government that's willing to step up and investigate this form of treatment. I have listened to the views of those Queenslanders, and now my government will make that commitment."
Cannabis is a plant that has been used to reduce nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy and among people with HIV/AIDS, and to treat pain and muscle spasticity.
Latest Drug News
Microrobots could swirl through a person's blood stream, search for targeted areas to treat for various ailments.
Supplementation with multivitamins is an inexpensive way for older adults to slow down memory loss.
Some people with an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may soon have a new drug option called Ivosidenib that blocks the activity of IDH1 gene.
In case of cardiac failure where the ejection fraction is greater than 40%, sacubitril/valsartan can prove to be quite beneficial
Acne treatment with anti-hypertensive drug is a valuable alternative to antibiotics, say physicians.