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Health effects of cannabis

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”

Here’s the link.

Despite a lot of rhetoric, current research supports value for three conditions as noted in the following quote.

“There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective:

  • For the treatment for chronic pain in adults (cannabis) (4-1)
  • Antiemetics in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (oral cannabinoids) (4-3)
  • For improving patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms (oral cannabinoids) (4-7a)”