CBD Science Group PLC plans to conduct large-scale trials to evaluate the use of cannabis in managing pain in cancer patients where conventional pain relief isn’t adequate. This will provide an alternative to opioids, which sometimes induce unwanted side effects or interfere with ongoing cancer treatments. Scientists at CBD plan to investigate the use of marijuana-based analgesics, with chief commercial officer Graeme McFarlane stating that the trials will measure the effectiveness and safety of these analgesics in addition to other variables. McFarlane explained that the company would use various tools including clinician reporting and self-reporting in patients in its evaluations. This is in addition to exploring the health economics of these medicines and evaluating the actual value of these natural medicines. The company is planning to begin its research in the second quarter of 2022 after securing a strong supply chain that can meet its trial requirements. The company may have sufficient evidence to present to the regulatory bodies in the United Kingdom by Q2 2023.
CannabisNewsWire, 10/19/2021 16:20:00