Indian scientists are trying to find new ways of using cannabis medicinally. Photo: Shutterstock

India’s history of cannabis use encourages scientists to explore new ways of using it as a legal painkiller

  • Researchers at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine are working to create drugs to treat extreme pain in cancer patients
  • They hope to persuade the government to relax current laws and regulate cannabis the way opium is regulated
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Indian scientists are trying to find new ways of using cannabis medicinally. Photo: Shutterstock
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Amrit Dhillon

Amrit Dhillon

Amrit used to work for the BBC in London but decided to return to her country of origin, India, over 15 years ago. Apart from travel articles, she reports on every aspect of Indian society. Rajasthan is her favourite state because of the magnificence of its forts and palaces, the great Thar Desert, exquisite handicrafts, and a colour palette so glorious it can lift the lowest spirits.