Advancing Hemp Bioscience: Marker-assisted selection of plants and development of natural health products

Among more than 470 different active compounds found in Cannabis family, there are several medicaments, which in contrary to other compounds in Cannabis plants, they do not produce a mentally altered state or any type of ecstatic ?high / psychedelic (hallucinogenic) effect.? Instead, their main purpose lies in their wide variety of therapeutic uses in many cases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer?s disease, Parkinson?s disease, chronic pain and migraines. Some of these bioactives are also considered as powerful anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-nauseate, sleep aid, muscle relaxant, and possess other health promoting effects. Because of all these medicinal effects, this group of medicaments are accepted in many countries and also US states. Because of legalization issues in the past, there has been inadequate Pharma-Medical production activity in the current North American cannabis market and the Cannabis industry has devoted poor or no activity on the purification and marketing specific Cannabis health-promoting ?Bioactive Phytochemicals? as vital medicaments to the fast-growing high demand of world market! PurmaBiologics? dedication is now to investigate simple, practical, and economic means of extracting and partial purification of herbal medicines as High-Value.

Farshad Khademi
Superviseur universitaire: 
Mojtaba Kaviani
Project Year: 
Nova Scotia