Marijuana has reached a peak in popularity over the last months, with all the controversy surrounding legalization and abuse in US. Although there have been zillions of rumors regarding its healing effects, it seems that it hasn’t yet been proven scientifically to remedy the entire range of conditions governments have authorized it to treat.
A very extensive and detailed analysis shows that indeed medical pot can help patients suffering from severe pain, nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy. However, marijuana fails to provide the beneficial effects expected in cases of anxiety, sleep disorders and Tourette’s syndrome. The evidence for chronic pain and muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis showed that pot can be a good treatment, as evaluations of 79 studies involving more than 6000 patients unveiled.
Further analysis reveals that marijuana failed to show improvements in glaucoma, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. It seems that medical marijuana may be overrated, as most of research and studies show.
On the other hand, the drug can’t exactly be expected to perfectly react to all the above mentioned diseases. And if it does, patients need to follow a treatment routine for the effects to be seen.
Pro-legalization advocates don’t exactly disagree with the findings but they point out that there have always been barriers raised against legitimate research on marijuana’s medical efficacy. Presently, marijuana remains more difficult to study than cocaine or heroin. Whether this is a matter of conspiracy or bureaucracy, the truth is yet to unfold. Yes, the studies are relevant in concerns with the beneficial or lack of beneficial effects in a wide range of affections, but what are the variables of the study? The benefits in the wide range of diseases, if there are any, must appear on a common basis of treatment and for the time being that kind of landmark is deeply debatable.
The research on the efficacy of marijuana still is systematically impeded by the federal government and that makes all the previous studies rather futile. The present analysis on the entire range of effects and the results after some kind of marijuana treatment is the most comprehensive review of our time but it seems that it’s not actually relevant for the truthful facts.
However, all the findings point out to the need to have a more consistent base for analysis and conclusion. It is not enough to just look through some random data gathered with no common ground and conclude on some shaky findings. The research review process is only a small step into the right direction of more comprehensive, clear, relevant and truthful analysis.
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