Hospitals around Europe are carrying out tests with dexanabinol, a drug derived from THC. This non-psychotropic remedy is said to have healing powers for patients who suffer from severe brain damage.
Often chemical changes occur after an accident which leaves someone with a major head injury. Those changes can make the brain ‘self-destruct’. A lot of patients then die or become heavily disabled. Dexanabolin will stop this proces which can save lives.
Trials on 150 patients at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh showed that the brain swelling was much less in patients who were given it.
There are a total of 1000 patients in 5 countries taking part in the tests.