Cannabis has been used medicinally since ancient times by multiple cultures for treating numerous illnesses. Modern science and industry have a renewed interest in cannabis and its active component for treating a variety of conditions, including:
Nevertheless, the lack of substantial scientific and clinical data prohibits the widespread adoption of cannabis as a valid option for treatment by the professional community. Our Drug Development Department utilizes a variety of research tools in order to shed some light on the underlying physiological mechanisms of cannabis, its interactions with concomitant drugs and the potential synergism of cannabis with other compounds. In addition, our Department of Translational Oncology investigates the specific physiological and psychological traits that determine individual responses to cannabis and the difference in plant chemical composition, which interacts with those traits.