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Israeli scientists Create Medical Marijuana Strain With Low THC Levels and No High

Daily Dose 2012-07-16 2 comments

Israeli scientists Create Medical Marijuana Strain With Low THC Levels and No High

Israeli scientists have reportedly created a new strain of marijuana with a catch: You won’t get high from smoking it.

Reuters reports that Galilee-based company Tikun Olam has developed a marijuana strain called Avidekel that can be used medicinally to alleviate nausea, pain and other symptoms doctors may prescribe medical marijuana to treat.


Sometimes the high is not always what they need. Sometimes it is an unwanted side effect. For some of the people, it’s not even pleasant. – Zack Klein, head of development at Tikun Olam


Cannabis is made up of 60 chemical components called cannabinoids and the drug’s main psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol, known simply as THC. However, the company’s new plant is free of THC but high in CBD, or cannabidiol, a substance that’s been tied to anti-inflammatory benefits. While THC binds to the brain’s receptors to create the high feeling, the scientists say CBD barely binds and thus doesn’t cause the effect.

Avidekel is already permitted for medicinal use so patients can try it at their own discretion – Reuters reports 10 patients have been using it for six months.


It’s a huge advantage. I can smoke during the day, function with a lot less pain and still be focused, work and drive. It is a great gift. – 35-year-old patient who suffers chronic pain after a tumor was removed from her spine who asked not to be identified


Marijuana is illegal in Israel but medical use has been permitted since 1993 for illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s, Crohn’s, or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In the U.S., 17 states and Washington D.C. currently have medical marijuana laws on the books with other states mulling legislation. Approved conditions vary by state but may include HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and seizures.

This plant however is not the first marijuana-like treatment in development. In 1985, the FDA approved two pills containing synthetic THC to ease side-effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients called Marinol and Cesamet, HealthPop reported. Marinol was eventually approved to increase appetites of AIDS patients. Other U.S. companies have been developing formulations that could be administered through dissolving pills, creams and skin patches since patents on the drugs expired.

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  2. Winston Edwards

    Leave it to the Luciferian Zionists to figuire out a way to keep drug dealers selling pot. The same globalist banksters that receive all the skid loads of money hauled on the same planes that haul the illegal drugs.

    A 50lb bale of weed, worth $10, is sold for $100,000 because it’s illegal. And it doesn’t go to the farmers, truck drivers, distributors, or sellers, but the banksters; such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

    When globalists are using illegal drug money to overturn our constitution and people’s individual rights and responsibilities, then they are treasonists. The corrupting drug laws are a far greater problem than anyone’s individual drug use. Cannabis smoked medicinally is usually 3-6 puffs, not 3-6 joints, so their is little paychological effect other than taking the edge off restlessness, irritability, sickness, depression, or lethargy. It raises your mental and physical activity from “idle”, almost shutdown, to a “purr”, where now you can get going or function normally.

    Cannabis was a “Gift to Mankind”, either by God or an alien race. The plant is just to beneficial in so many ways to our social living to be by nature alone. It’s clothed us long before cotton, medicated us in 1/2 of all medicines, educated us thru paper produced without creating dioxins (a poison with a halflife like uranium, tied sticks together for shelter (now filling walls insulating with a recyclable material), oil for cooking with the least usaturated fats, and lubrication (the finest aircraft oil that will breakdown in 4 weeks in the community dump when tossed) the binder in paints or varnishes, and the biodegradable plastic neeed so badly nowdays. The War of 1812 was over the British shanghiing our sailors and ships to make a trip to Russia for hemp because the Royalty had cut off the English Navy – no hemp, no replacement sails or rope, then no Navy to rule the world.

    Without the money commanded by illegality, the globalists wouldn’t have the money for their takeover, unless you want to pay a carbon tax on the air you breathe, the water you drink, or the food you eat or $6/gal for gasoline from the oil resources we all own.

    Whoever stole the 2 quadrillion dollars in cash from the world leaving derivative IOUs in place is who rules the world. It dwarfs our 16 trillion budget for defense, and offense, and all the support mechanisms to keep us afloat while they shutdown our manufacturing jobs, crash our economy, and enrich our enemies until they’re strong enough to take us over.

    Cannabis enemies are globalists, industrialists, chemical companies, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare authorities, liquor industries, etc..

    Do we need to research pot before legalizing it? No, it’s age old. How did we become so stupid? Does Lucifer have his hand in this? His cohort Monsanto is trying to replace all of God’s DNAed food with Lucifer’s DNAed creations?