US Report on Health Effects of Marijuana

  • The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a report on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products (such as marijuana and active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids). This includes therapeutic benefits and risks.

    Key takeaways:

    1. There is substantial evidence that medical cannabis is a useful treatment for chronic pain in adults.

    2. There is emerging evidence that people living with chronic pain who are getting cannabis from dispensaries have greatly reduced opioid consumption.

    Note that this is a US document, so please consider context.

    Read the document here.

    What are your thoughts on the report?

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