Roslyn Heights dad developing cannabis-based meds

Jonathan Gilbert of Roslyn Heights (right) with Gillian Hotz, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Gilbert)


Jonathan Gilbert’s oldest son, Jake, a senior at the Wheatley School, started a nonprofit to support Tourette syndrome research after his younger brother, Kane, was diagnosed with the disease at age 3.

But the Roslyn Heights father and former venture capitalist said he’s interested in developing a treatment himself using an unexpected drug — cannabis.

Gilbert is the CEO of Scythian Biosciences, a company based in Canada that’s currently conducting a trial of a drug that

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