OXFORD, MS- (WMC-TV) - Ole Miss is home to the only legally grown marijuana crop in the nation and a new development there is creating quite a buzz.
Faculty and student researchers say they created a new pain reliever in the form of a patch.
Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly is a faculty member at the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss. He and his team have been working inside their marijuana research lab for nearly seven years to find alternative uses for THC, which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
"The plant itself has a great potential for good medicine coming out of the Cannabis plant, but certainly not in smoking of the drug," said Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly.
Dr. Elsohly is not a fan of legalizing the drug, but he is a fan of his newest creation -- a pot pain reliever in the form of a patch that is placed over the gum line in patients who have problems taking the drug in pill form.