The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017 | Leafly

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next installment highlights several cannabis wins beyond CBD, as it shows promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

Cannabis is a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.

 Source: International Journal of Drug Policy, April 2017 and PLoS One, November 2017

One of the biggest health news stories of 2017 has been the escalating need to address the opioid crisis. President Trump declared it a “national emergency,” but in addition to not allotting sufficient resources to prevent problematic opioid use, the Trump administration’s combat strategy doesn’t include cannabis. Research published in 2017 suggests that it should.

Association studies over the last couple of years have identified that there are fewer opioid-related overdoses in states with access

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