The latest findings from marijuana research

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Studies continue to show the value of marijuana

Thousands of studies on the impact of marijuana have been conducted over the past ten years, but there has been a significant increase more recently. This is due to marijuana’s continued acceptance across the U.S., as well as the globe, and the research continues to show positive results in using all or part of the marijuana plant for fighting a number of illnesses. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the industry is definitely headed in the right direction.

Recent studies have indicated that cannabinoids, as well as some terpenes, are beneficial in fighting cancer. This is still a young field of study, but virtually all of the tests conducted so far have shown nothing but positive results. What still remains to be determined is if the results are dependent on a single cannabis compound, or if cancer reacts better to a treatment that includes a cannabinoid cocktail.

A study recently led by scientists in Canada revealed that cannabidiol (CBD) can help prevent nausea. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has already been shown to have anti-nausea properties, so the addition of CBD only further solidifies marijuana’s place as a treatment. As a non-psychoactive compound, CBD has a leg up on THC.

Cannabis increases the chances of someone developing schizophrenia. At least, this is what some have wanted the community to believe. However, three different studies published recently show that cannabis doesn’t increase the schizophrenia risk – schizophrenia can increase the use of cannabis.

Of significant importance is the revelation that CBD can be highly beneficial in treating autism. Studies have shown that autism symptoms were greatly subdued thanks to the compound – 39% of patients saw a reduction in anxiety and 47% had improved communication.

There are 65 targets in the brain and body that can be positively impacted by CBD, and this is only based on current levels of research. As the field expands, we are learning an incredible amount about the power of Mother Nature’s wonder drug and how it can improve the lives of millions of individuals suffering from an endless range of health issues.