(CBS News) Israeli scientists have reportedly created a new strain of marijuana with a catch: You won’t get high from smoking it.
Reuters reports that Galilee-based company Tikun Olam has developed a marijuana strain called Avidekel that can be used medicinally to alleviate nausea, pain and other symptoms doctors may prescribe medical marijuana to treat.
“Sometimes the high is not always what they need,” Zack Klein, head of development at Tikun Olam, told Reuters. “Sometimes it is an unwanted side effect. For some of the people, it’s not even pleasant.”