Pharmaceutical Cannabis

Science News Writes About Medical Marijuana
The scientific literature now brims with potential uses for cannabis that extend beyond its well-known abilities to fend off nausea and block pain in people with cancer and AIDS. Cannabis derivatives may combat multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory conditions, the new research finds. Cannabis may even kill cancerous tumors.
Pharmaceutical cannabis from GW Pharmaceuticals and Bayer (see R&D page, Cannabis-based medicines)
The official website of Solvay Pharmaceuticals -- the makers of Marinol, a synthetic form of THC (the main active compound in cannabis.)
An Interview With Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
An interview with Lester Grinspoon, M.D.  in Mother Jones, Oct. 17, 2005 about pharmaceutical cannabis.
Herb Remedy
The exact location is a secret. But somewhere between London and Brighton a compound ringed by high fences and razor wire will house the world's only pot farm primarily devoted to commercial drug development. In June the British Home Office gave a startup pharmaceutical company a license to grow 20,000 marijuana plants of varied strains.... [...More]
Marihuana as Medicine: A Plea for Reconsideration
Between 1840 and 1900, European and American medical journals published more than 100 articles on the therapeutic use of the drug known then as Cannabis indica (or Indian hemp) and now as marihuana. It was recommended as an appetite stimulant, muscle relaxant, analgesic, hypnotic, and anti-convulsant. As late as 1913 Sir William Osler recommended it as the most satisfactory remedy for migraine.... [...More]
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