A leading patient advocate has implored the industry not to offer false hope to desperate people amid a continuing debate over the efficacy of cannabis and the need for greater investment in clinical studies.

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Carola Perez, president of the Spanish Observatory for Medicinal Cannabis, accused some CBD brands of making claims “that are not real”.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...