Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective — it’s time to reboot research

Researchers are calling for medicinal cannabis to be properly established in our modern medical arsenal…

Researchers claim that medicinal cannabis is safe and effective in pain relief, and are calling for the treatment to be properly established in our modern medical arsenal.

Cannabis has been used for centuries in pain relief, as a sleep aid and for many other purposes, yet there is little evidence on its safety and effectiveness. This is in part due to relatively recent legal restrictions on its use, which have hampered research efforts and resulted in doctors having little to no understanding of its use.

However, there has been an explosion in the number of studies published since 2012. The review provides two major studies on the use of cannabis in cancer patients and the elderly, as well as a comprehensive overview of the evidence, regulations, ethics and practical use. The authors and editors call for

... read more at: https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/73703/medicinal-cannabis-safe/

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