Medicinal cannabis research tip of the iceberg says Graham King

Medicinal cannabis research tip of the iceberg says Graham King

August 27, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Music] We know that there’s key regulatory systems within the human brain which
interact with this class of chemicals called cannabinoids. Within cannabis the
plant there’s a huge range of different forms of cannabinoids and we’ve only
really at the moment got to the tip of the iceberg. My background is as a plant
geneticist and somebody who’s been working alongside plant breeders for the
last thirty years and we brought some of the expertise approaches and knowledge
from other plants and we’re now trying to understand the variation within
cannabis plants and genetic resources. The evidence from trials so far is that
it has been successful in those situations and so there are two
pharmaceutical products on the market and those have been successful in in
treating of childhood epilepsy and also for the retreat treatment of nausea
[Music] We will have many opportunities for
future HDR students to come and study with us to study not just the chemistry
but also the genetics and how to understand quality control in a situation
where parts contribute directly in the medicinal field.