While synthetic THC, in the form of Marinol, has existed since the 80’s to help treatment-resistant nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, research into treating cancer with THC and CBD hasn’t stopped there. Studies on animals has shown that these cannabinoi...
Last week, UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals acknowledged that its cannabis-based oral spray, Sativex, failed a late-stage clinical trial as the experimental drug showed no evidence of reducing pain in cancer patients.
Cannabis-based medicine may be on its way to winning the approval of the United States government, but this will likely have no impact of marijuana’s illegal status.
In a time when natural marijuana is considered by the American government to be a gateway to the downtrodden of civil society, it seems odd, but not surprising, that the United States would be champing at the bit to approve cannabis-based medicine.