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World's largest medicinal cannabis clinical trial to launch in Australia


A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California U.S., October 18, 2016. The NSW government has funded the world's largest trial of medicinal cannabis that will prevent the side effects of chemotherapy. Patients who undergo chemotherapy treatment experience nausea, vomiting and for some, bouts of oesaphigitis or inflammation of the oesephagus. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse's associate professor Peter Grimison will lead the trial. It will be in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and leading NSW cancer centres.