Israeli firm grows ‘highless’ marijuana
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At a secret location in northern Israel researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease symptoms of ailments without getting patients high.
Atop the hills of the Galilee, the 'highless' marijuana is being grown for medical reasons. "For some people it (the high) is not even pleasant," said Zack Klein, head of development at Tikun Olam, the firm behind the plant where marijuana is being grown.
Cannabis has more than 60 constituents called cannabinoids. THC is perhaps the best known, less so for its medical benefits and more for its psychoactive properties that give a high. But cannabis also contains Cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance that some researchers say has anti-inflammatory benefits. The firm's plant is free of THC and very high in CBD.
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