Scientists have found a way to separate medical benefits of cannabis from its unwanted side effects. The research was carried out in mice, but it is hoped that the breakthrough will pave the way for safe cannabis-based therapies that do not cause alterations in mood, perception or memory. Last year the team discovered how the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, known as THC, reduces tumor growth in cancer patients.
University of East Anglia. “Scientists separate medical benefits of cannabis from ‘unwanted’ side effects.” www.sciencedaily.com. 9 July 2015. Web. 13 February 2018.