“I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
CNN Chief Medical Corespondent
A New Outlook
Although cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for 5,000 years (and it was included in the American pharmacopoeia until 1942), we understand that cannabis’ incorporation into western medicine in this century presents a lot of questions and concern in the medical community. Everyone agrees that more research and federally sanctioned clinical trials in the U.S. are necessary for the appropriate progression of medical cannabis in this country. The good news is that in 2015 there is more public support and political support for the progression and legitimization of medical cannabis than there ever has been. Advancements in this area are not limited to the United States, there have been clinical studies and trials taking place in countries like Israel, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom for decades and the numbers continue to grow every day.
In these sections we present objective information addressing many of the most common concerns related to medical cannabis that we’ve heard from the medical community. We hope that you find this information helpful.