Medical Marijuana May Come As Pot Pill

Medical Marijuana May Come As Pot Pill

By Daron Babin - July 11, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Boulder marijuana company says it has a new breakthrough for medical marijuana patients — a marijuana capsule that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals – a pot pill.

Wana Brands says it now has an alternative to smoking or edible marijuana called Wana Caps.
“We feel like we are making an important step in giving patients another alternative in consuming cannabis,” said Wana Brands owner John Whiteman.

The marijuana maker worked with Cannabics, a pharmaceutical company based in Israel, to develop the first extended release formula to make marijuana last up to 12 hours. The capsules are filled twice — first with a dose that kicks in almost immediately, and then with a dose that starts to work after about four hours.

Multiple sclerosis patient Hoot Gibson was one of the first to try Wana Caps and says it was one of the “most helpful things” he can take for his symptoms.

“This lets you get the relief you need without hitting such a high level,” said Gibson.