Dr. Ethan Russo

International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute

Current challenges and future hopes for cannabis as an “extremely versatile medicine”

In this video, Dr. Ethan Russo, Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, discusses its work with a company that is developing novel delivery techniques for cannabis-based medicines to treat cancer patients. Russo goes on to outline the multiple potential uses of cannabis within healthcare, including — when in the right forms — for treatment of schizophrenia, depression, PTSD and more. He also identifies the current and future challenges faced in cannabis research and how they can be overcome.

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Biography

Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute More

Dr. Ethan Russo

International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute

Dr. Ethan Russo received his Ph.D. in medicine from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1978. From 2003-2014, Russo was a senior medical advisor at GW Pharmaceuticals where he focused on numerous Phase I-III clinical trials of Sativex® for the alleviation of cancer pain unresponsive to optimized opioid treatment. More recently, Russo was a medical director and Phytecs and is now the Director of Research and Development at the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute in Prague.