The Flowering HOPE Basis (Boulder, CO) along with Clover Leaf College (Denver, CO) have simply introduced sponsorship and collaboration on the primary US medical examine (ClinicalTrials.gov) to be accredited to analyze a plant-derived cannabinoid dietary supplements in restoration from mind damage. Whereas there was some analysis about cannabis and the mind, that is the primary examine of it is variety in our nation.
The examine will analyze quantitative EEG mind exercise and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 topics with gentle traumatic mind damage and controls who at the moment take hemp-derived botanical dietary supplements frequently (i.e. phytocannabinoids). The examine is recruiting adults age 18 to 55 to take part within the year-long trial.
Jason Cranford, Founding father of the Flowering HOPE Basis (FHF), a Colorado registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit group that helps the medicinal use of plant-derived cannabinoids, known as phytocannabinoids, described the motivation for sponsoring the examine…
“We hope to supply scientific assist for the advantages of the pure plant-based compounds contained in hemp and transfer a step nearer in direction of the unrestricted availability of non artificial cannabinoid therapeutics,” Cranford defined.
Cranford is a pioneer within the rising cannabis business with greater than 25 years expertise in cultivation, extraction and formulations. His know-how allowed him to breed a singular hemp pressure chosen for a mix of phytoterpenes and phytocannabinoids designed to alleviate treatment-resistant epilepsy in kids with out psychoactive unwanted effects. The ensuing pressure, known as Haleigh’s Hope, was formulated right into a complement supplied by the FHF (2013).
The FHF has partnered with Clover Leaf College (CLU) to check mind damage. The President and Founder, Chloe Villano, obtained accredited approval for CLU in 2013 by the Colorado Division of Increased Training’s Non-public Occupational Faculty Board. Villano is a pioneer within the cannabis and hemp business and prioritized mind damage for the examine.
“This historic examine is the primary of its variety and it’s a privilege to work with the Flowering HOPE Basis to deal with the issue of mind damage and collaborate with a neuroscientist who understands the mind endocannabinoid system, resembling Dr. Cooper. There are at the moment no efficient remedies for traumatic mind damage or power traumatic encephalopathy, however phytocannabinoids could also be a superb candidate, primarily based on the established science of anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. Clover Leaf College is happy to take the lead in medical research that may enhance and save lives,” stated Villano.
The lead neuroscientist chargeable for the examine, Don Cooper Ph.D. is President of Actual-Time Diagnostics Ventures Inc. He has printed 45 peer reviewed papers on neuronal reminiscence formation/plasticity and has studied mind cannabinoids since 2000, when he obtained his first NIH grant.
“I by no means thought it might take virtually 20 years from after I began engaged on the mind cannabinoid system to have the primary accredited medical examine on phytocannabinoids and mind damage. We’ve convincing preclinical information displaying that phytocannabinoids are neuroprotective and could also be critically essential for restoring neuronal operate after mind damage,” acknowledged Cooper.
We look ahead to studying extra concerning the means of the examine and naturally the outcomes!
For extra info contact the examine Medical Coordinator at [email protected]