Researchers at the University of East Anglia have managed to separate the benefits of weed from its unwanted hallucinogenic effects.
Researchers have found the pathway that triggers the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, known as THC, can be removed.
The team, led by Dr Peter McCormick, say this will avoid ‘downers’, loss of memory and problems with perception.
Dr McCormick, from UEA’s School of Pharmacy, said: ‘THC, the major active component of marijuana, has broad medical use – including for pain relief, nausea and anxiety.
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