Modi’s love for ayurveda may be just the push marijuana needed in India

Quartz India reports:
India's new-found love for ayurveda, its ancient medicine system, may help mainstream marijuana in the country. On Nov. 25, the Central Council For Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, a research body under India's AYUSH ministry of traditional medicine, announced positive results from the first clinical study in India on the use of cannabis as a restorative drug for cancer patients. "In the pilot study conducted earlier this year, cannabis leaves-based drugs have been found effective in alleviating pain and other symptoms in cancer patients post chemo and radiotherapy," the council's director general Vaidya K S Dhiman told the Press Trust of India.
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