New Study Slams Positive Medicinal Effects Of Marijuana

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Jan 18, 2017 10:59 AM EST

Marijuana in its maiden appearance in the lists of medicinal benefits is now combating new study results that invalidate all those medicinal gains. Several strong arguments in the favor of cannabis are recently brought down by health and medicine experts.

According to National Academies, an expert, ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine present almost one hundred conclusions linked to the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoid use.  The study offered some positive outcome also.

A substantial or conclusive evidence is found for cannabis use in treating chronic pain in grownups. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting are also treated by cannabinoids. Studies conducted by FDA also support the same findings.

But the report "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids" does not contain many encouraging data about the drug.  A limited evidence is found on the efficacy of marijuana for increasing appetite, decreasing weight loss linked with HIV/AIDS or helping anxiety or treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

The report slammed the strong evidence of another previous study also that patient-reported MS spasticity got treated by oral cannabinoids. The research team did not find much in support of mortality and disability in patients.

Alarming data is collected by the team of researchers regarding smoking marijuana, a fact that would be quite disappointing for the fans of the pot. Worse respiratory symptoms and frequent bronchitis episodes are linked to smoking cannabis, reports Fox Business.

More serious can be the findings for pregnant mothers and fans of motor racing. Motor vehicle crashes among pot smokers increase and marijuana-smoking mothers give birth to babies with low-weight.  The worst news for pot fans is that they are vulnerable to develop schizophrenia or other psychoses. And frequent pot smoking can lead to higher risk.

The study can have deep impacts on marijuana sale and purchase especially for companies that have stocked the drug in huge amounts. But the real question is, what will be the reaction of FDA? Will the federal government enforce laws more rigidly prohibiting the sale and use of marijuana? Will the states that have not legalized marijuana refrain from legalizing the pot?

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