Jammu to pioneer India’s first Cannabis Medicine Project
India’s first cannabis medicine project, is being held in CSIR-IIIM Jammu. It is initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in PPP with a Canadian firm. This project has a great potential to put substance of abuse for the good of mankind especially for patients suffering from neuropathies, cancer and epilepsy.
Dr Jitendra Singh said to get the first-hand information about the cultivation practices for Cannabis. This is in the protected area of the institute and research work being carried out on this important plant.
The Minister said, this project of CSIR-IIIM is also important from the perspective of Atmanirbhar Bharat. After getting all the approvals, it will be able to produce export quality drugs. These are meant for different kinds of neuropathies, diabetic pains etc.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, since J&K and Punjab are affected by drug abuse, this kind of project will spread awareness that this substance of abuse has diverse medicinal uses especially for the patients suffering from malignancies and other diseases.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, the signing of scientific agreement between CSIR-IIIM and Indus Scan was historic not only for J&K but for whole of India. It has the potential to produce those kinds of medicines which have to be exported from foreign countries.
This kind of project will give an impetus for huge investment in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Jitendra Singh added.