New strain of plant possesses same pain-relieving qualities without intoxicating, numbing side effects -
Good news for medicinal marijuana consumers: Israeli scientists have successfully developed the first strain of cannabis that doesn't cause intoxication.
The unique strain was grown in the greenhouse of the medical cannabis company Tikun Olam, and tested by Professor Ruth Galili of the Hebrew University's department of Immunology. The company has recently begun to offer the drug to patients eligible for medicinal marijuana treatment.
Noam, 30, of Tel Aviv, survived a car crash at the age of 13, and has been suffering from severe pain since. She discovered medical marijuana nine years ago, after experiencing withdrawal from painkillers.
"Cannabis brought me back to life, but it also made me sluggish and dizzy," Noam said. "Two months ago I tried the new strain and it was love at
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