Britain opens its first official weed research facility for medical marijuana

Britain opens its first official weed research facility for medical marijuana
Picture: Rex – Metro.co.uk

This summer, the Uk’s first medical cannabis research facility is going to open – studying the medical uses of weed for the first time in this country.

Do they need any volunteers, we wonder?

The facility will be opened by Medipen – who tested a cannabis vaporiser with the NHS last year.

The Medipen contains ‘cannabidiol’ (CBD), a chemical from cannabis which campaigners claim helps with diseases including cancer and Crohn’s disease.

Crucially, the oil doesn’t contain any THC, the chemical in cannabis which causes the high – and it is legal in the UK.

But in the new facility – at an as-yet-undisclosed location – will explore the use of THC (the chemical in cannabis which gets you stoned) as a treatment for cancer patients.

Medipen says,

... read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/20/britain-opens-its-first-official-weed-research-facility-for-medical-marijuana-6721115/

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