GB Sciences, LSU Partner on Cannabinoid Research and Development Project for MS, Other Diseases

GB Sciences, LSU Partner on Cannabinoid Research and Development Project for MS, Other Diseases

As debate continues about the effects of medical marijuana on multiple sclerosis (MS) and other diseases, cannabis company GB Sciences and Louisiana State University (LSU) have agreed on a cannabinoid research and development project.

This collaboration between a public and a private enterprise is a first in the therapeutic cannabis industry, according to a press release from GB Sciences. Louisiana permits the cultivation, extraction, processing, production, and sale of medicinal cannabis.

Specifically, the five-year Master Research and Development Agreement for the production of therapeutic cannabis targeting severe medical conditions and diseases is with LSU’s Agricultural Center. It results from a mutual wish to participate in joint projects related to the production of medicinal cannabis in the state.

Following a public bidding process, the center chose GB Sciences subsidiary GB Sciences Louisiana to cultivate and produce therapeutic cannabis for Louisiana patients with specific disorders, namely MS, cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), cachexia (a condition that causes extreme weight loss and muscle wasting), seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease), muscular dystrophy, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, muscle spasms, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some forms of autism.

The agreement gives GB Sciences and the center the rights to background intellectual property during the collaborative research and development efforts to allow them to fully conduct their work. In addition, the parties will permit the commercialization of technology developed during the project.

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The two enterprises have had early discussions regarding opportunities for clinical trials, research collaboration, and general patient care with Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the LSU Health Science Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana, and other prominent medical centers.

With a focus on biopharmaceutical development, GB Sciences has applied for the patented use of medical marijuana for Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, chronic pain, some heart problems, and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society — which works to improve the lives of MS patients while working toward a cure — supports patients’ rights to, where lawful, work with healthcare providers to get marijuana for symptomatic treatment. The nonprofit also supports more research to better understand prospective benefits and risks involving treatment with cannabinoids.

Research studies suggest that some cannabis strains in particular can help with spasticity, pain, sleep quality, vision, and gastrointestinal problems.

7 comments

  1. MICHAEL STAHLNECKER says:

    I am paralyzed from the waist down and have almost everything wrong or every problem you described not sleeping, very bad spasticity, muscle spasms, a lot of pain, and trouble eating. I would like to know how you would be able to get an RX for weed that you smoke Not pill or oil form as what I have only heard about. I have to try and buy it and it is very hard for me to find anyone with really good weed. I have heard that the RX weed is really good and tried it once only at a concert.. So if anyone could help email me at [email protected]. The paralyzed man..

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  2. Dumuka ka says:

    I have had chronic lyme disease for 6 years. Was diagnosed two years after the EM rash. Took antibiotics for 2 years – didn’t help at all. Still have about 60 symptoms.

  3. June Turnbull says:

    June says, I was prescribed Sativex two weeks ago, I have MS but very few spasms So far, nothing has happened EXCEPT for some confusion when I try to remember names that’s never happened before. I was given Sativex after some blood tests, blood pressure AND the most important question can you afford it FOREVER? Nothing free for me!

  4. June Turnbull says:

    I have had MS for forty years and, if I understand what my nurse is saying, I have SPMS I was prescribed Sativex a couple of weeks ago saw the doctor privately just to get things going then saw him at the neurology dept. of the hospital I did have to change Health areas,,,no one in my area would give it. BUT I now take the spray once every hour. Although I am still in intense pain I do feel better in myself. Is that the cannabis or the fact that I am being published!? We have said to try it for two months first month was free now I’m paying £240 a month!

  5. Philip Walsh says:

    Love how Big Pharma is falling over itself worldwide in an attempt to ‘Patent’ medical cannabis and its use! Now it’s legal the worlds breadheads are scrambling to monopolise it!
    It is an absolute disgrace,Cannabis is a natural plant the varieties have been sourced from all over the world where many natural strains have been destroyed by 50 years of western nations led by the USA in their war on drugs aka war on people and the nations where these cannabis plants originated, Anyone seen Afghan Hashish from Afghanistan lately. Around the world their are millions of people who’s social, economic and political welfare were ruined by the war to monopolise cannabis, not to mention those who lost their freedoms and even lives in order for the investment houses and big pharma can steal the future. Wake up sheeples don’t let big pharma ‘patient natural plant based medicines’ It’s obscene in it’s greed, corrupt in nature and the final end game in the war to monopolise medical cannabis by the few to sell to the many!

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