Cannabis: The comeback of a banned medicine

A multimedia investigation of the potential and limits of one of the most controversial plants of all time
22 June 2015
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"When pure and administered carefully, [cannabis] is one of the most valuable medicines we possess,” wrote British physician John Russell Reynolds in 1890, praising the substance’s curative properties.

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Over a century later, cannabis is on the list of banned substances worldwide due to its psychoactive effects. A devastating and dangerous drug for some, a medicine without equal in the pharmacist’s repertoire for others, cannabis is beginning to be used again in the treatment of serious illness and chronic pain.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Swissinfo (Switzerland)