Marijuana’s Health Update

July 12, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

A recent US report released by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on the health benefits of cannabis treating a host of maladies, suggest the most significant findings relate to cannabis use to help manage chronic pain, prevent nausea in cancer patients under chemotherapy, and improve patient-reported outcomes for muscle issues in people with multiple sclerosis.

There’s also significant evidence that cannabis help improve sleep for people with a range of disorders including patients with sleep apnea, and chronic pain.

Although many in the medical marijuana clinics tend to stretch the drug’s benefits with only profits in mind, many researchers suggest there may be good reasons for more studies to be done to reach definitive conclusions on how cannabis works to help a variety of illnesses.

There are however great disparities of truth, this same report states that there’s insufficient evidence that cannabis-derived products can help with epilepsy, however companies like GW Pharma is currently on track to get the first FDA approval for a marijuana-based drug. They have unveiled data findings that its cannabinoid-derived therapy; Epidiolex effectively treats a number of conditions that cause debilitating epileptic episodes including Dravet syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Infantile Spasms (IS).