Only A Few Public Companies Really Focus On Developing Medical Marijuana – Here’s a List
The concept of marijuana as medicine in the modern era is relatively new, despite its 1000s of years of history as a popular treatment for conditions from gout to gonorrhea. That all changed about a century ago when prohibitionists collaborated with politicians to execute one of the most effective smear campaigns ever created, implicating marijuana use in all that was evil in the world. Sadly, some of the tenets of that effort remain part of the general discourse, with many in the US still believing the drive for medical marijuana is simply a plot by recreational users looking to skirt the laws.
We have a young Israeli doctoral student to thank for today’s multi-billion-dollar medical marijuana industry. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam – considered by many to be the father of medical marijuana – began investigating cannabis in an