Cannabis Research

Cannabis is effective medicine

Cannabis has been shown to treat the symptoms of cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/all
Cannabis has been shown to treat the symptoms of HIV/AIDS
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0033961
Cannabis has been shown to treat neuropathic pain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2950205/
Cannabis has been shown to be very effective at preventing seizures
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/
Cannabis has been shown to be effective treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2012/07/11/jnnp-2012-302468
Cannabis has been shown to be effective at treating symptoms of autism
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37570-y

Cannabis legalization leads to safer communities

States with medical marijuana laws have 25% fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses and 15%-30% lower substance abuse admissions.
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4005
20% or greater reduction in teen use of cannabis, tobacco, heroin, and alcohol in Colorado after legalization
2014-2016 data: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHsaeShortTermCHG2016/NSDUHsaeShortTermCHG2016.htm

2013-2014 data: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/1/1/NSDUHsaeColorado2014.pdf
Legalizing medical marijuana was associated with a 19.5% reduction in the expected number of workplace fatalities among workers aged 25-44
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30092547/medical-marijuana-laws-and-workplace-fatalities-in-the-united-states
45% of medical cannabis patients were able to stop using anti-anxiety medications within 6 months of beginning cannabis therapy
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/can.2018.0020

Cannabis reduces risk of some diseases

“data strongly suggest that THC could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease through multiple functions and pathways”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024327
Cannabis users were less likely to develop diabetes
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25978795
Cannabis use was associated with lower fasting insulin levels
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23684393

Cannabis is safe

Cannabis has never caused an overdose death
http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20030918/marijuana-smoking-doesnt-kill
Cannabis doesn’t lead to brain deterioration (unlike alcohol)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28646566
Unlike tobacco, cannabis use does not lead to worse lung function
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2526003
Cannabis use does not lead to IQ loss
https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/01/13/1516648113
Cannabis use does not lead to emphysema or lung cancer
https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201212-127FR