Time to ease up on marijuana?

Indian doctors are hoping to take advantage of the more favourable way the West is looking at medical cannabis
The Hindu (India)
Sunday, November 25, 2018

With several States in the United States, and Canada this year, permitting the use of the marijuana for medical as well as recreational use, there is a loosening of the taboo associated with the plant. Indian doctors and researchers are hoping to take advantage of this. India is likely to kick off its own studies on medical marijuana. Led by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM) and the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, researchers will test whether strains of marijuana grown at the CSIR-IIIM campus in Jammu could be effective in the treatment of breast cancer and sickle-cell anaemia as well as be “bio-equivalent” (similar in make-up and effect) to marijuana-derived drugs already approved by the U.S. FDA.