Marijuana can be 30 times stronger than aspirin for pain
A study by the University of Guelph in Canada has shown that the active ingredients in marijuana can be used to create a painkiller 30 times more powerful than aspirin. Scientists studied cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive substance in cannabis that has an anti-inflammatory effect. The goal of the study was to find an alternative to opioid painkillers, which, although they have strong analgesic effects, are toxic to the body and can be addictive.
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Scientists used biochemistry and genomics methods in the study and found that marijuana produces canflavin A and B molecules. These flavonoids were discovered back in the mid-80s. Then they also found that their anti-inflammatory effects were 30 times more powerful than acetylsalicylic acid, better known to us as "aspirin." Cannabis was not properly studied in the 80's due to legal restrictions, but now, thanks to the legalization of medical marijuana in Canada, it has become possible to find and use the useful properties of this plant.
Scientists are not just researching the efficacy of canflavins, they are studying what molecules create them so they can synthesize these flavonoids artificially. This will make it possible not only to develop more effective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but also to create foods and cosmetics with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Anahit International Corp. has already expressed its willingness to collaborate with Gwelff University.