NIH Research on Marijuana and Cannabinoids

Developing the Therapeutic Potential of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Treatment (PA-15-188) – The purpose of this NIH Pain Consortium-endorsed funding opportunity announcement is to support projects examining the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids and endocannabinoid system across a variety of pain conditions

The NIH supports a broad portfolio of research on cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. This research portfolio includes some studies utilizing the whole marijuana plant ( sativa), but most studies focus on individual cannabinoid compounds. Individual cannabinoid chemicals may be isolated and purified from the marijuana plant or synthesized in the laboratory, or they may be naturally occurring (endogenous) cannabinoids found in the body.

Source: NIH Research on Marijuana and Cannabinoids