There are over 400 compounds in medical cannabis and of these, 130 are only found in cannabis plants.
These 130 special compounds are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds that occur in the human body. Certain strains of medical cannabis are bred to have different amounts of each cannabinoid and are recommended for different conditions.
Greenlight Medicines is a Pharmaceutical Company that is licensed to import and use cannabis for the purposes of research and medicine development. Greenlight breed/source various strains of cannabis to extract cannabinoids for the development of new medicines.
While the debate over the legalisation of Cannabis is ongoing globally, the studies and medicines developed by Greenlight Medicines are not dependent on the outcome of this debate.