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Cannabis Medicine Project

Cannabis Medicine Project:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology said that Jammu is going to pioneer India’s first Cannabis Medicine Project.

  • Cannabis Research Project’ of CSIR-IIIM Jammu is a first of its kind in India initiated under the leadership of Science & Technology Ministry in Private Public Partnership with a Canadian firm, which has a great potential to put substance of abuse for the good of mankind especially for patients suffering from neuropathies, cancer and epilepsy, malignancies.
  • This project of CSIR-IIIM is also important from the perspective of Atma- Nirbhar Bharat as it will be able to produce export quality drugs meant for different kinds of neuropathies, diabetic pains etc.
  • This project will explore the therapeutic properties of Cannabis, a plant which is otherwise prohibited and known for abuse.

Cannabis Cultivation:

  • Cannabis, weed, pot, and marijuana all refer to the same group of plants known for their relaxing and calming effects.
  • Cannabis contains at least 120 trusted Source active ingredients, or cannabinoids. The most abundant ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) – This is a psychoactive cannabinoid, yet it’s non-intoxicating and non-euphoric.
  • THC- This is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.