Cannabis Entrepreneurs Ask For More ‘Science’

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Kim Sanchez Rael leads a company that creates sugars and syrups. Dr. Michele Ross, a neuroscientist is creating a trans-dermal pen to deliver medicine. Their passions intersect in the world of legal cannabis and the desire for more research there.

Sanchez Rael, co-founder and chief executive of Azuca, creates fast-acting infused “sugars, syrups, and other elixers.” Because she grew up in the “unscientific misinformation” of the Nancy Reagan “Just Say No” years she says, Sanchez Rael feels strongly that robust research and public education needs to focus on the safe and effective use of cannabis, rather than scare tactics.

Patients are curious about marijuana, but as a Schedule One substance, it has “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” according to the US Department of Justice. That means research into potential positive effects

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