Big Pharma’s attempts to synthesise cannabis into an artificial pill form are not only failing, but killing people in the process.
Medical research shows that our bodies are able to synthesise endocannabinoids naturally. Endocannabinoids are the chemical compounds that activate the same receptors as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of marijuana.
Big Pharma have attempted to patent this natural herb via a chemical alternative pill in order to cash in on the market.
Trying to synthesis cannabis has been attempted before, as evidenced by Solvay Pharmaceuticals with its Marinol drug, and the results have proved fatal.
Pharmaceutical company Bial tested its cannabis pill ‘Biotrial’ – a synthetic ECS stimulant that replicated the effects of cannabis – and had to halt testing due to the death of one of the participants in the University Hospital of Rennes in France.
Even further research has found that this will result in a 25 percent decrease in death rates.In the US cannabis is becoming legal in more and more states. A recent survey taken by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, found that 80 percent of Americans are trading in the ‘pills for pot’.
Perhaps Big Pharma will take note, and leave cannabis the way mother nature intended.