Cannabis Pharmaceuticals: Global Legitimacy Through Medical Cannabis Research Programs

published on March 24, 2019 in Investing News Network

Since the discovery of the human endocannabinoid system in the late 1980s (and its role in the regulation of physiological and cognitive processes including appetite, pain, mood and memory), medical researchers have been interested to learn more about the potential therapeutic effects of cannabis as a treatment for a wide variety of illnesses. Unfortunately, the plant’s legal status and cultural stigma have made such research nearly impossible, leading to limited knowledge about the effects of the cannabis plant on the human body.

Now that the stigma associated with cannabis use is waning and legalization is taking hold, medical researchers at universities and government agencies are finding it easier to gain access to funding, lab space and cannabis itself in order to research its medical benefits…

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