COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS), a U.S. Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and related consulting, commends top surgeon and CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on his historic and high profile work in educating the U.S. and the world about medical cannabis and the medical cannabis community. A recent article on Yahoo! Finance from the Business Insider provides a simple but powerful summary of the reasons for Dr. Gupta's impactful reporting: "9 Reasons Why Sanjay Gupta Changed His Mind About Marijuana".
A full copy of the article can be found here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/9-reasons-sanjay-gupta-changed-170000967.html
Dr. Gupta produced CNN documentaries and ancillary articles on his findings concluding that medical cannabis is often safer and less toxic than prescription medication, not a surprising conclusion in a view of the long history of medical use by humanity, and with clear evidence that for some diseases and conditions, cannabis appears to be the only option for patients, many of whom are children.
Dr. Gupta also found that there are barriers, particularly legal, political, and governmental, not only to the use of medical cannabis but also to the basic research to study the plant as a medicine. Dr. Gupta, after his investigation, concluded that federal law is not based on science and the entire pharmaceutical and regulatory system is biased against research that would show medical cannabis as therapeutically beneficial to patients. The vast majority of recent studies (93%) are designed to find harm from medical cannabis and few (6%) to discover the benefits. Ironically, a significant majority (67%) of physicians surveyed would prescribe medical cannabis to patients if it were legal.
"Dr. Gupta has without doubt become a champion for patients in need of cannabis based medicines. His high profile and respected position has given him an incredible platform to change the focus of the medical cannabis debate. We at Cannabis Science are looking forward to supporting Dr. Gupta with providing state of art scientific data. Thanks to his commitment and the decades of work by countless advocates and patients, the pace of medical cannabis reform and the interest in providing science-based evidence has certainly accelerated," said Robert Kane, Director and CFO of Cannabis Science, Inc.
Dr. Gupta's most recent groundbreaking CNN documentary based on balanced investigation may be viewed at the following link:
About Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc., takes advantage of its unique understanding of metabolic processes to provide novel treatment approaches to a number of illnesses for which current treatments and understanding remain unsatisfactory. Cannabinoids have an extensive history dating back thousands of years, and currently there are a growing number of peer-reviewed scientific publications that document the underlying biochemical pathways that cannabinoids modulate. The Company works with leading experts in drug development, medicinal characterization, and clinical research to develop, produce, and commercialize novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment for illnesses caused by infections as well as for age-related illness. Our initial focus is on skin cancers and neurological conditions.
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Robert Kane, CFO & Director
SOURCE Cannabis Science, Inc.