A newly published review in the German scientific journal Deutsches Arzteblatt International states that findings from 100 scientific studies found that, “There is now clear evidence that cannibinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions.” The research was conducted at the German Nova Institute and the Hanover Medical School.
The review went on to state that the findings indicated, “There is now clear evidence that cannibinoids are useful for the treatment of various medical conditions, “including chronic neuropathy (nerve pain), multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Tourette syndrome, and other indications.”
Side effects are mild (especially compared to harsh pharmaceuticals) and include tiredness, dizziness, dry mouth and psychological effects (not further specified). These effects are usually well tolerated and withdrawal symptoms are mild.
The researchers did warn about dangers associated with breast feeding, Hepatitis C, severe cardiovascular disease, addictive disorders and certain psychological disorders such as schizophrenia.
One concern that has been raised by many is the idea of cannabis impairing driving. The researchers found that continued use of cannabis at a therapeutic level developed a tolerance so that it no longer impaired judgment.
This is the second article in recent months that puts forth evidence that cannabis is useful in medical situations. In may, a study at the University of California in San Diego concluded that “Evidence is accumulating that cannabinoids may be useful medicine for certain indications.”