Irish company partners with colleges to advance cannabis-based medicines

Irish company partners with colleges to advance cannabis-based medicines

An Irish company has teamed up with a number of Irish universities to advance medicines using cannabis extracts.

GreenLight is working with University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons, Ulster University and others to research the effectiveness of cannabinoids for treating illnesses such as cancer, MS and glaucoma.

GreenLight CEO Dr James Linden said: "Across the globe there's been an emerging interest in using cannabinoids to treat a variety of illnesses from MS, arthritis, general pain, glaucoma, cancer…Cannabinoids are showing great efficacy in treating several diseases.

"They're also non-toxic compared to other pharmaceuticals which are tough on the liver and kidneys."

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