Researchers have developed a form of marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of chronic pain without getting patients high.
Scientists said the new drug can be used to treat patients suffering from illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and Crohn's disease without them getting stoned.
"It's a huge advantage," said one 35-year-old patient who has taken part in trials.
"I can smoke during the day, function with a lot less pain and still be focused, work and drive. It is a great gift."
Source: Maayan Lubell, Irish Independent, 04/07/2012