I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Paola Santander in her natural environment: the cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis and the laboratory where she investigates Medicinal Cannabis. From the first moment what I perceived was an immense passion for what she does, a great happiness and a huge desire to contribute with her research to the solution of the health problems of thousands of sick people in Colombia and the world.
Dr. Paola has been a researcher all her life, to the point that she already has, together with her colleagues, a patent for a product to treat cancer patients. This has been one of his favorite disease of research, made at the time of knowing the laboratory where she conducts her research, I could see first hand how Medicinal Cannabis destroys cancer cells, this has been exciting for me, and even more so to see for myself that research is already being done on Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia.
And that is being done by great human beings like Dr. Paola, along with co-investigators, one of them the biologist Dr. Antonio Mejía, with whom we shared this visit, and in whom we saw the same passion that radiates Dr. Paola for the research of Medicinal Cannabis.
An important part of the work team are the people who collaborate in the cultivation and are pending the Medicinal Cannabis plants. We found Mr. Gustavo and his assistant, collecting the flower and processing it to have it ready for Dr. Paola’s research. Something that Gustavo mentioned, in relation to Dr. Paola; “Before, I was the person who arrived earlier in the cultivation, now it is Dr. Paola who arrives first than me and is looking for the Cannabis plants” and that is how Dr. Paola is, a dedicated and outstanding person. all the details so that your research can meet the proposed objectives.
At the end of this visit, my reflection revolves around that “We have researchers who are great human beings and professionals, with excellent Medicinal Cannabis plants that can be grown in Colombia, with people who grow these plants with a lot of passion and dedication, with a solid legislation that allows research in Medicinal Cannabis to be a reality in Colombia and with Colombian patients who long to have different alternatives for their treatments “.
We need to get down to work and follow the example of Dr. Paola and start researching with great passion to ensure that in a short time we have the evidence required to give greater evidence to doctors and patients of the benefits of Cannabis Medicinal for your treatments.