For years pharmaceutical companies have been developing bunk synthetic pot-like products that aren’t nearly effective (or as good) as the real thing, but a new drug being proposed to the FDA by a British company is, and that’s caused it contains extracts from the actual plant. And we’re not talking schwag.
Introducing Sativex, it’s a mouth spray with a peppermint flavor for medical weed patients that delivers a dose of THC without any combustion, making it even safer for the lungs than a vaporizer. If approved by the FDA, the highly concentrated substance could create pressure on institutions like the DEA to accept the facts: Cannabis does provide medical value, which would force a cascade of policy changes, effectively removing it from its current Schedule I classification. However, unless it’s cheap, patients will be better off with the original product, the formula of which has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.