New Study May Make ‘Pot Pills’ Possible

April 23, 2009

Mount Sinai (ChattahBox) – A new investigation may have discovered a way to center the effects of marijuana into a pill, eliminating the risks posed by smoking the plant.

Cannabis is well known for it’s potential medical benefits, such as eliminating pain and inflammation. However, many doctors have felt that the risks associated with inhaling smoke are greater then those benefits, and so medical marijuana is still rare.

But a study done at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, led by researcher Lakshmi Devi may have isolated the way that the brain is effected by THC found in Cannabis. He has found a direct correlation with several receptors and proteins in the brain, allowing us to know what elements activate the THC effects.

This may make it possible to recreate those effects in a pill form, which could revolutionize the way Cannabis is used for medical purposes.

This is one of several options that may eliminate smoke in marijuana use. Vaporizers are another common way that patients who are prescribed medical marijuana are avoiding the risks of smoke inhalation.


Comments

4 Responses to “New Study May Make ‘Pot Pills’ Possible”

  1. Adam on April 23rd, 2009 2:15 pm

    This has been done already. It was called Marinol.

  2. Mark Montgomery on April 24th, 2009 12:37 am

    A THC pill already exists, this research is redundant. But that does not change the fact that marijuana should be legal. Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001 and their experience has been positive. Now if you are caught with a 10 day supply of your drug or less you face an administrative court, not a criminal court. We can do that here in the USA. A group of 20,000 very serious policemen, prosecutors and attorneys have formed a group to legalize ALL drugs, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (http://leap.cc ) They see what happened when we legalized alcohol in 1932 as a good example of how drug legalization would work. We can’t stop drugs. They’re sick of chasing drug users and sending innocent people to prison for decades just because they like to get high. This foolish war on drugs has lasted 37 years and cost us over a TRILLION dollars and we are not an inch closer to stopping drugs. How many millions of Americans are we going to lock up in prison for decades? Legalize ALL drugs now. Mark Montgomery boboberg@nyc.rr.com

  3. Dave Couver on April 24th, 2009 8:18 am

    Marinol and Cesamet don’t work the same way as real cannabis. They are chemical mimics. Interestingly, Marinol is 100% THC. One of the reasons the police and moralists always haul out is that “skunk” or “BC Bud” is somehow more “dangerous” because they have THC percentanages in the teens or twenties. The entire laws against marijuana are based on lies.

  4. Kevin Thomas on April 24th, 2009 4:33 pm

    never say the research is redundant…..marinol sucks and isnt the same as smoking or vaporizing. we need RESEARCH and lots of it!! thank god for a company called Cannabis Science Inc. there at the forefront of medical marijuana
    research and development. the company works with world authorities on phytocannabanoid science targeting critical illnesses, and adhears to scientific methodoligies to deveolp, produce, and commercialize pot based pharmaceutical products….plus its gods gift to mankind and its no accident that we have cb1 and cb2 receptors in the brain are activated when smoking occurs.
    allowing for the regulation of the entire body and mind…..legalize it!…lcl420tribe

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