Can we derive safe medicines from cannabis?

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Offline thedoc

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Can we derive safe medicines from cannabis?
« on: 30/08/2011 16:45:35 »
Pharmacologist Professor Ruth Ross has successfully weeded out some promising chemicals from the marijuana plant...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

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Re: Can we derive safe medicines from cannabis?
« Reply #1 on: 29/07/2016 13:47:36 »
CBD and THC are potential cannabinoids for medical purposes. CBD has probable therapeutic activity on epilepsy and autism. THC administration is neuroprotective and could be used for treatment of neurological disorders, including tramautic brain injury and Alzheimer. Research on endocannabinoid stimulation offers a prospective area for treatment of PTSD.
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Re: Can we derive safe medicines from cannabis?
« Reply #2 on: 01/08/2016 23:15:27 »
A cursory Google search provides more than a few studies that would indicate medical marijuana is a viable means of treating a wide variety of illnesses and can even be used as a healthier alternative to prescription painkillers. The addendum to this is the mantra "more research is needed" and in a lot of countries there are actually laws in place to prevent such research from being conducted. However, when research is accomplished, it is in many cases highly indicative of being a viable medicine. I wouldn't consider this site unbiased by any stretch of the imagination but a lot of their research articles directly cite studies.

Who's funding these studies? That's probably an important question with a much more complex answer.