Perché la Cannabis terapeutica?
Per chi fosse interessato ad approfondire quali siano le proprietà terapeutiche dei componenti presenti nella Cannabis, consigliamo la lettura di questa affascinante pubblicazione, redatta da uno dei maggiori scienziati e ricercatori attivi nello studio della Cannabis terapeutica: Ethan Russo.
Br J Pharmacol. 2011 Aug; 163(7): 1344–1364.
Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects
Ethan Russo si presenta con queste parole:
Specialties: Neurology - Pediatric Neurology – Cannabinoids - Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – Ethnobotany – Phytomedicine - Pharmaceutical Industry
My background is as a physician, board-certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, but I have always held a strong interest in medicinal plants, which I gradually incorporated into my practice and research endeavors, with the aim to bring cannabis-based and other botanical agents back into the mainstream of medicine.
After 20 years experience in clinical practice, I transitioned in 2003 into a full-time consultancy position with GW Pharmaceuticals, a British pharmaceutical company developing prescription pharmaceuticals from the cannabis plant, which I held for 11 years.
In 2015, I became Medical Director of PHYTECS, a company devoted to the research and development of medicines, supplements and lifestyle approaches to optimizing the function of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the critical homeostatic regulatory mechanism of human physiology.