Pharmaceutical R&D spending is at an astronomical level and going up year-on-year. But mortality rates are going up as well. No new cancer treatments have been developed despite huge R&D spending and people are still treated with chemo- and radiation therapies.
Yet, natural hemp/cannabis medicine is still not widely accepted, development is rather hindered than stimulated and it is even still ridiculed. This, although it has proven for many centuries to have excellent healing properties, it is not harmful to humans and animals and has no significant side-effects.