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May 2019

Our CEO and founder, Matt Cantelo has recently met with the editor of the local newspaper, The Northern Daily Leader to discuss ANTG’s partnership with Cannamedical Pharma, German pharmaceutical company and its plans for growth, including the opening of their new facility in Armidale.

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    Growing cannabis for medicinal use has a huge potential in Australia. However, due to the nature of the plant, there is still stigma associated with cultivating medicinal cannabis.

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    ANTG becomes first Australian member of The Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), not-for-profit collaboration of leaders in the government-sanctioned cannabis industry. The partnership offers a great opportunity for the company to take part in shaping the future of medicinal cannabis industry.

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    Our CEO and founder, Matt Cantelo has met with the business editor at The Sydney Morning Herald to discuss the future of medicinal cannabis in Australia, ANTG’s export plans and company’s current investments into research.

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    As access to medicinal cannabis in Australia remains limited, more ageing Australians looking for pain relief are turning to illegal sources for cannabis medication.

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    To help Australian patients easily access the best quality medicinal cannabis, Greg Hunt, the health minister has launched Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia. The role of this newly created industry body will be to ensure that medicinal cannabis products achieve the highest standards to meet patients’ individual needs.

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    Perth’s first medicinal cannabis clinic has been opened in Subiaco. This clinic is the fourth location in Australia and has been set up to streamline access to medicinal cannabis and help to speed up the application process.

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    A new law has been passed by the New Zealand Government which will allow terminally ill patients to access cannabis for medicinal use. The law will also allow medicinal cannabis to be manufactured in the country and exported overseas. New regulations are expected to be in place within a year.

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    A new world-first trial will examine whether oral medicinal cannabis can affect tumour growth in patients with glioma, a common type of brain cancer.

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    A new survey has found that even though the cost of medicinal cannabis has significantly decreased over the past year the pricing is still too high for many Australians.

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    Olivia Newton-John, who is battling cancer for the third time, has revealed that following radiation therapy she been using cannabis oil to treat her cancer symptoms, such as pain.

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    Despite medicinal cannabis being decriminalized across the country, due to uneven legislation across states governing the prescription and use of medical cannabis, it remains difficult to source.

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    Sydney businessman Barry Lambert, who was found guilty of possession and cultivation of cannabis in 2017, claims that hemp extract was the only thing that helped to stop his granddaughter’s seizures.

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    Latest data shows that since it became easier for doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis in New South Wales, 322 applications have been approved.

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    A study conducted by researchers from The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney found that almost two thirds of 640 Australian GPs surveyed have had patients ask about the drug.

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    A study conducted by researchers from The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney found that almost two thirds of 640 Australian GPs surveyed have had patients ask about the drug.

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    TEN NEW MEDICINAL CANNABIS CLINICS TO OPEN IN MELBOURNE THIS […]

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    AUSTRALIAN PATIENTS TRAVELLING OVERSEAS FOR MEDICINAL CANNABIS Eighteen months on from […]

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    MEDICINAL CANNABIS EXPORTS APPROVED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Following an extensive […]

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    MEDICINAL CANNABIS IN AUSTRALIA: HOW LEGAL IS IT? Following the […]

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    FIRST AUSTRALIAN TRIAL TO EXPLORE EFFECTS OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS ON […]

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    VICTORIAN CHILDREN TO ACCESS MEDICAL CANNABIS IN EPILEPSY TRIAL Twenty-nine […]

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    UNIFIED ACCESS SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS NEEDED Blue Mountains GP […]

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    The Commonwealth Department of Health, in conjunction with state and territory governments, has helped coordinate the development new clinical guidance documents for medicinal cannabis products.

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    MEDICINAL CANNABIS ACCESS REGULATIONS ‘UNWORKABLE’ An Adelaide GP has criticised […]

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    ADMINISTRATIVE OBSTACLES SLOW MEDICINAL CANNABIS UPTAKE IN NSW In the […]

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    LUCY HASLAM STRIVES TO IMPROVE MEDICINAL CANNABIS ACCESS FOR PATIENTS […]

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    RACGP PRESIDENT CRITICISES MEDICAL CANNABIS REGULATION The Royal College of […]

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    FIRST TASMANIANS APPROVED UNDER NEW SCHEME TO USE MEDICINAL CANNABIS […]

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    Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has called on the federal government to ‘quit dithering’ and cut the red tape preventing thousands of Australians suffering chronic pain from accessing medicinal cannabis.

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    NSW GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF DELAYING ACCESS TO MEDICAL CANNABIS Shadow […]

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    QUEENSLAND LEADS WITH WORLD-FIRST MEDICINAL CANNABIS TRIAL A Queensland trial […]

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    The NSW Government has launched the country’s first cannabis medicines hotline. The hotline – part of a $21 million investment in cannabis medicines research – will simplify and speed up access for doctors whose patients may benefit from this type of treatment. The service will provide guidance for the use of cannabis medicines, including advice on clinical management, available medicines, and dosage information.

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    RESEARCH
    May 2019

    The aim of this survey-based study was to assess the effects of medicinal cannabis on severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The results based on interviews with 84 female patients show that medicinal cannabis can help treat the condition however the study also supports the need for further investigations.

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    Apr 2019

    The results of the retrospective survey show that medicinal cannabis can improve symptoms of Parkinson disease in the initial stages.

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    Feb 2019

    The aim of the survey completed by 640 Australian general practitioners (GP) was to examine the knowledge and attitudes of GP towards medicinal cannabis. The results show that the majority of surveyed practitioners are supportive or neutral when it comes to medicinal cannabis use.

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    Feb 2019

    The results show that medicinal cannabis can significantly affect levels of the appetite hormones and be considered as a supporting medicine when treating eating disorders and obesity.

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    Dec 2018

    The results show that medicinal cannabis has a reasonable safety profile and can help with pain management, quality of life and cognitive function.

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    Nov 2018

    This review of 49 studies assesses the use of medicinal cannabis for anxiety-related disorders. The available evidences demonstrates there is a potential benefit of cannabinoids in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to disorders such as PTSD, GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD, with no anxiogenic effects. The authors emphasise the potential value and need for further study of CBD in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

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    Nov 2018

    The review of 24 reports evaluates the use of medicinal cannabis for psychiatric, movement and neurodegenerative disorders. The available evidences suggest there is a potential benefit of cannabinoids for those diseases however further research is required to confirm its efficacy. 

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    Oct 2018

    A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on 120 children and young adults with the Dravet syndrome and drug-resistant seizures shows that cannabidiol reduces the frequency of convulsive seizures.

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    Aug 2018

    Systematic review of 13 studies shows that cannabis-based medicinal extracts may provide effective pain relief to patients suffering with chronic nonmalignant neuropathic pain, especially with conditions that are resistant to other treatments.

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    Aug 2018

    The study collected data from 65 families to explore their experiences with medicinal cannabis to help treat their children’s epilepsy.

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    Jun 2018

    Review synthesises findings from high quality systematic reviews

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    May 2018

    The review of preclinical studies outlining the role of cannabinoids in the modulation of headache pathogenesis.

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    Mar 2018

    Review synthesises findings from high quality systematic reviews

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    Mar 2018

    Study assessing the efficacy and safety of cannabidiol as an add-on anticonvulsant

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    Feb 2018

    A systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of cannabinoids in palliative medicine.

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    We are focused on research and development, partnering with leading scientists and medical institutions to develop cannabinoid medicines that offer safe and effective therapeutic benefits.

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