New studies are shedding light on the power of cannabis

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Several ongoing studies into cannabis help define its role in health care

Medical marijuana is a term for derivatives of the Cannabis sativa plant that are used to alleviate symptoms caused by certain medical conditions. In recent years, a large body of research has sought to delve deeper into the subject and bring to light the various benefits that this plant has on human health. These studies give both consumers and professionals a better understanding of which conditions marijuana can be really effective in. There are several recent findings that should definitely be known by everyone.

One of them has shown that medical cannabis has the ability to improve sleep in adults suffering from insomnia. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was conducted for this purpose. The authors concluded that medical cannabis oil was an excellent remedy for optimizing sleep time and sleep quality in a group of patients with self-reported insomnia.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has also been the subject of a great deal of research in recent years, the most recent of which shed light on how this famous compound can promote muscle recovery. Its popularity with athletes has increased since the World Anti-Doping Agency no longer considers it a banned substance. Researchers found that CBD has the “potential to become a suitable supplement that can enhance muscle recovery.”

And finally, more experts have been able to identify the efficacy that medical cannabis has on multiple sclerosis (MS). With more than 141 under review, a retrospective review of their medical records focused on evaluating the effect of medical cannabis on their symptoms. The article demonstrated that patients experienced a “great improvement of MS symptoms” after the initiation of cannabis treatment. Pain, spasticity, and sleep issues were the symptoms most commonly targeted by the plant.