VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N) (FRANKFURT:M5BQ) (OTC:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that it has initiated Canada’s first large-scale prospective study on a national platform called the Cannabis for Anxiety Reduction study, to determine the effectiveness of cannabis in reducing anxiety in study participants. One in four Canadians suffer from anxiety and the Company through this study will seek to gain valuable information from study participants on the impact of medical cannabis use in relation to their anxiety. Namaste is also interested in determining the safety profile of patients using medical cannabis, and whether strain and dose of medical cannabis may impact patient reductions in anxiety ratings. The study will be available to all Canadians and will be conducted under the following conditions:
Prospective patients must be over 25 years of age.
Patients must score 8 or above Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).
The study will span over a 3-month period for each registered patient.
The study will be submitted for approval to the Veritas Independent Review Board (IRB) prior to commencement.
The primary investigator in the study is a nurse practitioner.
Patients can self-refer into the study (without referral through a doctor or specialist).
Namaste plans to offer this study to its patients which are registered under the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary and virtual patient platform, NamasteMD Inc. (“NamasteMD”). Patients suffering from anxiety under the terms outlined above may participate in the study. This study is the first large-scale anxiety study in the nation, establishing Namaste as an innovator in research related to anxiety and cannabis. This is also the first national study where the primary investigator is a nurse practitioner. The Company intends to conduct similar studies in various areas where patients can benefit from the use of medical cannabis. The data collected from the study is valuable for the Company as well as the industry as a whole. The study may be published in peer-reviewed research journals and other medical publications.
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Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste comments; “We are very pleased to have initiated this study with the help of our partners at O-Cannabis. As many people in Canada suffer from varying forms of anxiety, we believe that many of these patients can benefit from the use of medical cannabis instead of prescription pharmaceutical drugs. We hope this study will provide very valuable information for Namaste and for the industry. We encourage qualifying patients to participate and look forward to seeing the results. We plan to undertake additional studies to bring awareness and a better understanding of how medical cannabis can benefit Canadians. We believe that these studies will help Namaste by attracting a larger base of patients and help solidify Namaste’s position as a leader in the Canadian medical cannabis industry.”
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste is the largest online retailer for medical cannabis delivery systems globally. Namaste distributes vaporizers and smoking accessories through 24 e-commerce sites in 20 countries and with distribution hubs located around the world. Namaste has majority market share in Europe and Australia, with operations in the UK, Canada and Germany and has opened new supply channels into emerging markets including Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Namaste, through its acquisition of Cannmart Inc., is pursuing a new revenue vertical in online retail of medical cannabis in the Canadian market. Namaste intends to leverage its existing database of Canadian cannabis consumers, along with its expertise in e-commerce to create an online marketplace for medical cannabis patients, offering a larger variety of product and a better user experience.
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