May 9th, 2006

Sinai

The Economist

IF CANNABIS were unknown, and bioprospectors were suddenly to find it in some remote mountain crevice, its discovery would no doubt be hailed as a medical breakthrough. Scientists would praise its potential for treating everything from pain to cancer, and marvel at its rich pharmacopoeia—many of whose chemicals mimic vital molecules in the human body.<...>

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6849915 (via leshij)