The Actual Benefit of Medical Marijuana: What Does the Research Indicate?

Earlier this week the Obama administration reduced some severe restrictions on cannabis research, allowing for much more freedom to study the extent of marijuana’s medicinal benefits. This news comes at a crucial time in our country where more states are exploring the possibility of legalizing access to medical marijuana but are unsure of how much relief medicinal cannabis can bring to patients. Researchers have been trying to determine for decades which diseases, symptoms, and conditions can cannabis help alleviate, and while more studies will more definitively answer that question, past research is suggesting that medical marijuana can help with some conditions but may not be effective with others.

Based on 80 randomized trials involving close to 6,500 individuals, there’s “moderate support” for using cannabis to help treat the following conditions:

However, there was less support behind effectively using cannabis to treat the following:

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