Scientists and medical researchers have made hundreds of thousands of important discoveries about cannabis and its potential as medicine.
Early (experimental) research was done on shoestring budgets in university labs around the world.
Some of the peer-reviewed studies were quietly published, minus the fanfare, in prominent scientific and medical journals going back to the 1970s.
Multiple clinical trials are now underway around the globe, thanks to these pioneering researchers and the track they laid down.
Groundbreaking studies are producing remarkable results in some of the most highly regarded universities and medical centres in the world.
Ridiculed by colleagues doing “real science,” the early pioneers remained undaunted, and unfettered by strings attached to corporate funding.
A rich body of work over the past 50+ years has been created by these men women of science.
When researchers discovered that THC might be a powerful agent with healing properties, they set out to discover how it actually worked.
We now know that:
THC produces its effects by activating specific receptors in the body.
This triggers a biological process that affects neurotransmitters in the brain.
Cannabinoid receptors are located in the brain, central nervous system, immune system and most every organ in the body.
Some cancer cells have been found to contain cannabinoid receptors.
As we look back over the past 50 years, it’s clear that we owe these pioneers a debt of gratitude. If we can find them, that is.