CANNABIS MEDICINE PROJECT (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 - Health)

News-CRUX-10     25th July 2023        
Samadhaan

Context: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space said, Jammu is going to pioneer India's first Cannabis Medicine Project.

Key Points

  • ‘Cannabis Research Project’ of CSIR-IIIM Jammu is a first of its kind in India initiated in Private Public Partnership with a Canadian firm, which has a great potential to put substance of abuse for the good of mankind especially for patients suffering from neuropathies, cancer and epilepsy.
  • Cannabis Research Project’ of CSIR-IIIM Jammu is a first of its kind in India under PPP with a Canadian firm, has great potential to put substance of abuse for the good of mankind.
  • This project of CSIR-IIIM is important from the perspective of Atma- Nirbhar Bharat as it will be able to produce export quality drugs meant for different kinds of neuropathies, diabetic pains etc. 
  • CSIR-IIIM is the oldest scientific research institute in India with the history of discovering mint way back in 1960s, the centre of purple revolution and now the Cannabis Research Project of CSIR-IIIM is going to make it more prestigious in terms of scientific research in India.
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