Is Medical Marijuana As Helpful As We Think?

Medical marijuana is a hot topic in the US. Pot activists are constantly battling the government to allow for the use of weed to cure or treat illness. But what is the scientific community’s take on the issue? Trace finds out.

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“Marijuana Buffers Pain of Social Exclusion”
“New research suggests one reason for the popularity of pot may be that it helps people cope with the pain of loneliness.”

“Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers”
“A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever.”

“Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients with Crohn’s Disease: a Prospective Placebo-Controlled Study.”
“The marijuana plant Cannabis sativa has been reported to produce beneficial effects for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, but these have not been investigated in controlled trials. We performed a prospective trial to determine whether cannabis can induce remission in patients with Crohn’s disease.”

“Medical Marijuana for the Treatment of Migraine Headaches: An Evidence Review”
“This review evaluates evidence on cannabis use in adults for the treatment of migraine headaches.”

“Active Component Of Marijuana Has Anti-Cancer Effects, Study Suggests”
“Guillermo Velasco and colleagues, at Complutense University, Spain, have provided evidence that suggests that cannabinoids such as the main active component of marijuana (THC) have anticancer effects on human brain cancer cells.”

“Pathways mediating the effects of cannabidiol on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis”
“Invasion and metastasis of aggressive breast cancer cells are the final and fatal steps during cancer progression.”


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