Marijuana Pills Could Be a Non-Smoking Medicinal Option – Stay tuned.
Further to our Blog entry of March 6th “Getting Ready for Marijuana…” there’s some interesting news.
Today’s Toronto Star features an article on Apotex, and its late founder’s, current efforts to develop a “potentially revolutionary” marijuana pill. Despite Barry Sherman’s death, Apotex and Canntrust (medical marijuana) plan to continue the project.
The goal is to standardize different levels of doses in pill form, using both psychoactive (THC) and non-psychoactive (CBD) elements of marijuana.
Some pills would contain THC (with psychoactive properties) and could help with PTSD, chemotherapy-induced nausea, appetite stimulation and inflammation. Pills with CBD (non-psychoactive component) could help with depression, seizures and anxiety, and could help combat tumour and cancer cells.
Right now medical marijuana is either smoked or ingested as an oil or edible – with uneven results.
If successful, these drugs could help keep pot smoke out of condo buildings as the pills would address the medicinal need and eliminate the potential human rights argument for smoking pot.
This could be a very interesting and helpful development.