Medical science and history show that cannabis is an effective palliative, a class of medicines that ease human suffering. Natural and gentle, cannabis is used to treat symptoms of many diseases and conditions, without some of the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. The clinical testing of medical cannabis lags behind its use and more research is needed. Strong science supports the use of cannabis as an analgesic painkiller, an antiemetic for nausea and as an appetite stimulant. Scientists are also investigating whether it slows, or partially reverses, certain diseases such as cancer.
Cannabis is a member of the hemp family originally native to the Asian continent. Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes two primary species, Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Both species have long been used throughout the world to treat a variety of medical conditions. Cannabis sativa is known for its uplifting and energetic effect in the human body whereas Cannabis indica is known for its calming and relaxing effects. Today, many hybrid species of cannabis have been developed, resulting in different combinations of characteristics. Learn more about different types of cannabis plant.
The medical benefits of cannabis come from chemicals called cannabinoids and terpenes, which interact with the central nervous and immune systems. Best known is THC (Delta 9-THC), the cannabinoid that produces the high, or the psychotropic effect. These calming and euphoric effects are therapeutic. THC has also been shown to have other medical benefits including anti-inflammatory effects and appetite stimulation. CBD is also a commonly known cannabinoid and is used to treat convulsions, depression, inflammation, and nausea, and has been shown to be an effective sedative, sleep aid and muscle relaxant. In addition to THC and CBD, more than eighty types of cannabinoids and hundreds of terpenes have been identified and are shown to play an important medicinal role. They include CBD, CBG, CBGA, CBN, THCA and THCV.Learn more about medical cannabis.
PalliaTech’s portfolio companies are a multi-state, vertically-integrated operation. With over three decades of cannabis industry experience, the Company’s professional team is amongst the most knowledgeable in the cannabis industry. PalliaTech’s management team, advisors and board members include medical doctors, pharmacists, agronomists, biochemists and other medical professionals. PalliaTech has maintained a controlling interest in all of its portfolio companies, enabling the company to capitalize on its multi-state, multi-discipline operational synergies. PalliaTech is actively engaged in exciting cannabis research and cutting-edge product development, and seeks to always create collaborative and productive partnerships in the United States and internationally.