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Cannabis drug trial for brain tumours, backed by Olympian Tom Daley, secures research funding

Following a phase I trial that demonstrated promising results in treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer with a cannabis-based drug, phase II trials are set to begin in March 2022.

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The trial will build on previous research in treating recurrent glioblastoma with chemotherapy and Sativex, an oral spray containing 1:1 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Funding for the University of Leeds-led trial was secured by The Brain Tumour Charity, a U.K.-based organization.

Earlier this year, the charity announced it was seeking to raise £450,000 ($785,000) needed to fund the trial over a three-year period. Within three months of that announcement, the fundraising

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