Cannabis Culture interviewed a pioneering Jamaican medical researcher, Dr Manley West, who developed a cannabis extract - Cannasol - that is now a registered medicine used to treat glaucoma (CC#23, Ganja medicine in Jamaica).
West and colleagues developed another product, Asmasol, based on the Cannasol research, for the treatment of cough, cold and bronchial asthma.West
and the late Professor Sir John Golding developed a protocol for using a cannabis preparation in the control of pain in terminally ill patients.
has also developed a cannabis medicine that treats motion sickness.
According to West
cannabis products are safe and effective, but the US government and its Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) blocked approval for using the products in America.
"They're depriving their citizens of useful medicines for financial and political reasons," West