"The companies that make the synthetic versions do all the clinical development for the products. There is a pharmaceutical preparation," said Catherine Jacobson, director of clinical research at Tilray, a Canadian medical cannabis company. "I think it is really important to understand the difference between a preparation that has gone through clinical development and one that hasn't. We would like to do research on whole plant extracts. One of the holdups is the lack of safe, reliable, consistent products that are not pharmaceutical products."
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