The world is going to pot

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

PROF. RAPHAEL MECHOULAM

PROF. RAPHAEL MECHOULAM Photo: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

“We did some clinical trials years ago. For example, together with pediatric oncologist Dr. Aya Abramov at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, we gave THC under the tongue to children undergoing very difficult treatment that made them nauseous and caused vomiting. All of the kids had positive results. In a total of 450 treatments, there wasn’t a single case with nausea and vomiting. But nobody followed up on it.”

“Thirty-five years ago, we did a clinical study on epilepsy with CBD in Brazil. The results there too were excellent, and there were no side effects, but no other researchers followed it up. Studies by our and other groups showed that CBD helped schizophrenia patients, but again, nobody was interested. Hospital Helsinki committees [charged with giving approval for suitable medical experimentation on humans] don’t always approve use of medical cannabis,” said the HU researcher.”

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