There is significant evidence to establish that medicinal marijuana can be used for health benefits, in a clinical setting. Verified studies and results have been studied, including data from some of the most trusted American and Canadian organizations, as we will review below. One of the most accepted viewpoints is that cannabis is effective in treating nausea and pain relief.

Medical Studies Report the Numbers

The Institute of Medicine, run by the United States National Academy of Sciences ordered a cannabis study in the late 1990s, intended to analyze medicinal value, but grudgingly admitted that nausea and pain, as well as anxiety and appetite loss, could be mitigated by medicinal THC.

While mainstream America continues to dispute the facts, other countries and their medical research has consistently proven otherwise.  Mark Ware, MD, from McGill University in Montreal told WebMD that approximately 15% of patients attending pain clinics rely on cannabis as a natural pain reliever.  He also quoted figures from his study quoted in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which revealed that cannabis users (including those recovering from trauma and postsurgical pain) showed signs of pain alleviation when compared to respondents who took placebos.  The study proved to Canadian doctors that the average pain intensity was lower when patients were affected by tetrahydrocannabinol.

Cannabis Healing: Based on a True Story

Patients showed the tendency to fall asleep faster, experience better sleep, and yet showed no signs of mood change or a lower quality of life.  The respondent dosage amounted was 25 milligrams of 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis smoked through a pipe three times a day for five days.

As we see, Canadian and United States-based research clearly shows a scientific discovery regarding this drug’s efficacy.  Even within the U.S. prominent medical associations cannot deny the efficacy of cannabis for specific pain remedies.  The debate continues…but the facts show a story that is complete.