The Obama administration has approved the start of treatment with marijuana for imposed veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Supporters of the use of marijuana in treating various diseases have promoted this initiative for over 20 years, writes the LA Times. Finally, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved research some time ago.
This is the first time in history that the federal government has allowed the development of a study to track the benefits of marijuana in medicine, other than those directly related to drug addiction.
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to study, but University of Arizona researchers have encountered many problems in implementation.
To be used in the study, marijuana must be purchased from the National Institute Against Drug Abuse who owns a farm in Mississippi, the only approved location for obtaining the plant.
As some of you might know, Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana is a preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol; it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol (CBG).
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