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Originally posted by hypervalentiodine
Plant scientists don't tend to have much to do with drug discovery or the isolation and structural elucidation of natural products. That's where we chemists come into it.
For example, research into the medicinal properties of hemp are being enabled because funding is available in order to explore it's long term efficiency as a biomass provider for fuel production. The biologists are mapping the traditional product, or raw plant material, identifiying the active compounds, data which is then being fed into Big Pharma research and development.
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Originally posted by LuFri
I understand your point of view regarding the research being good in order to seperate fact from fiction but I do not like it that they would be profiting from plant materials that should be readily available for all. Rick Simpson grew medical hemp and concentrated it then gave it (no charge) to people with cancer and other serious medical ailments. There is a movie about it on the site in the link below. All of those in the movie that received it reported they were cured. There are a couple of faults of the movie though in that it did not say if anyone was treated and not cured and there is no clinical evaluation but I thought it was a very interesting movie.