Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'

March 11, 2014 3:38 PM

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Medical marijuana and 'the entourage effect'

(CNN) -- In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.

After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around the same time, the active component of marijuana was still unknown.

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