Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets


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As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.

Now, as more and more people are turning to the drug to treat ailments, the science of cannabis is experiencing a rebirth. We’re finding surprises, and possibly miracles, concealed inside this once forbidden plant. Although marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug, Vivek Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general, recently expressed interest in what science will learn about marijuana, noting that preliminary data show that “for certain medical conditions and symptoms” it can be “helpful.”

Source: Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets / National Geographic / Featured Article

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