In Israel, A New Strain Of Medical Marijuana Provides All The Medicinal Side Effects Of Marijuana Without The High
Posted by Little Buds | June 29 2012 | 2669 views | Comments ↓
Israel Produces New Strain Of Medical Marijuana With No High
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- Zach Klein
Industry reports are saying that Tikun Olam, a company based out of Israel, is cultivating medical marijuana plants that have all the benefits of medical marijuana, but do not provide a high. In fact, Zach Klein, the head of Tikun Olam, says that the medical benefits of their marijuana even exceed those of normal marijuana plants.
“Not all of the people enjoy the high. For some of them, it’s not what they want. So they use the new plant that has all the qualities, all the medicinal qualities of Cannabis, but without the high, without the psycho-active effect,” says Klein.
Tikun Olam is growing plants with very low levels of THC, the ingredient that produces the high when smoking marijuana. However the plants have very high levels of CBD or Cannabidiol, which is responsible for marijuana’s pain relieving and anti-inflammatory medicinal effects.
Six months ago, the company made this revelation when they grew a plant they named “Avidekel” which had tiny traces of THC, but almost 16% of Cannabidiol.
In Israel, nearly 9,000 people currently use marijuana for medical purposes. Many of these patients are now happy to be smoking the plant without getting the high. “For me, it’s a huge advantage because it’s very easy for me not to smoke during the day, and to function this way with a lot less pain and still be focused, work and drive. It is really a great gift,” said an anonymous patient who was speaking to the media.
The head of development at Tikun Olam says he hopes that “cannabis will become a main medicine and main treatment, not as it is today. Our main goal is to bring it to the center of medicine so it will be available for those who need it.”
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Friday, 29 June 2012
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Article by Little Buds, on Jun. 29th 2012