publication . Doctoral thesis . 2007

Cannabis; extracting the medicine

Hazekamp, Arno;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Sep 2007
  • Publisher: Department of Pharmacognosy, (IBL), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Abstract
The cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa L.) has a long history as a recreational drug, but also as part of traditional medicine in many cultures. Nowadays, it is used by a large number of patients worldwide, to ameliorate the symptoms of diseases varying from cancer and AIDS to multiple sclerosis and migraine. The discovery of cannabinoid-receptors and the endocannabinoid system have opened up a new and exciting field of research. But despite the pharmaceutical potential of cannabis, its classification as a narcotic drug has prevented the successful development of cannabis into modern medicine. Although a huge number of scientific papers has been published on cannab...
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free text keywords: Administration forms, Cannabinoids, Cannabis, Chromatography, Herbal medicine, Phytochemistry, Quality control, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Administration forms, Cannabinoids, Cannabis, Chromatography, Herbal medicine, Phytochemistry, Quality control, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
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