Chemical and biological characterization of the non-tetrahydrocannabinoid profiles of medicinal plants
We propose to perform detailed studies that characterize chemically and biologically and the unaltered ancestral plant species of the Cannabis genus. Chemically, these studies will provide the chemotype profiles for each parental species for a spectrum of non-tetrahydrocannabinoid compounds. Biologically, these studies will provide the pharmacological profiles for each parental species in conjunction with the genomic nucleotide sequences. These data will enable the development of medical cannabis and cannabinoids (the right drug and the right dose) that can then be used for clinical trials (the right person/disease) to ultimately identify the therapeutic role of cannabinoid based pharmaceutics in disease management (the right time).