A series of reports released by the Journal of the American Medical Association this week reveals that Marijuana is officially recognised as a form of medicine.
Researchers in the study conclude that cannabis has a series of health benefits, including:
- Reducing nausea
- Reducing vomiting
- Relieving chronic pain
- Fixing spasticity due to multiple sclerosis
Researchers bemoaned the lack of high-quality trials of marijuana. That situation that can be laid at the feet of cannabis prohibition. The federal government maintains cannabis is a highly dangerous drug with no medical use. Researchers must cut through more red tape to research a pot plant than any other substance on the planet, doctors say.
However, this week, the federal government slightly reduced the regulatory hurdles to study cannabis — down from eight layers of review, to seven.
More than 750,000 Americans will be arrested for cannabis this year. The Obama administration has spent an estimated $300 million interfering with state medical marijuana programs and patients, including arresting and prosecuting patients and caregivers. Thirty-five states have medical cannabis laws, and some members of Congress are working to de-fund federal attacks on medical marijuana.