Synthetic THC for pain

A synthetic derivative of THC has shown promising results for the treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.?The new compound is called “ajulemic acid,” also known as CT-3.
A variety of animal tests have shown that ajulemic acid is more potent than aspirin and ibuprofen, without their problematic gastrointestinal side-effects. Ajulemic acid is also more potent for pain than THC, and does not have any psychoactive effects.

Sumner Burstein, a professor of molecular pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, told the American Chemical Society he believed that ajulemic
acid will eventually replace aspirin and similar drugs.

? This article was compiled partly from information provided by the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine: email [email protected]; web www.cannabis-med.org

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