The Challenges in Developing Therapeutic Cannabis
Summary: While holding much promise, cannabis-based drug therapies are complex and their development offers many challenges to overcome. A number of possible delivery routes have been considered for pharmaceutical delivery, including ophthalmic, nasal, buccal, sublingual, transcutaneous, rectal, gastrointestinal (GI) and pulmonary. Cannabis compounds tend to be highly lipophilic and poorly water-soluble. Read the article on development of Cannabis- based drugs that can offer a consistent, reliable dose with minimal side effects.