Studies on Cannabis

Marijuana Facts: Studies on Cannabis

Clinical investigations of the therapeutic use of Cannabis is more prevalent now than in any time in history.  In 1996 alone (the year California voters became the first of 14 states to allow for the drug’s medical use under state law), 258 scientific journal articles published.  In 2008, there were over over 2,100 published scientific studies.  There are now more than 17,000 published papers in the scientific literature analyzing marijuana.

Ailments

  • AIDS/Cannabis Research
    A pair of clinical trials recently demonstrated that smoking cannabis reduces neuropathic pain in patients with HIV by more than 30 percent compared to placebo.
  • Cancer/Cannabis Research
    Cannabis is know to treat the nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy — scientists today are exploring the potential role of Cannabis to modify disease.
  • Multiple Sclerosis/Cannabis Research
    Clinical and reports of Cannabis’ ability to reduce MS-related symptoms such as pain, spasticity, depression, fatigue, and incontinence.
  • Chronic Pain/Cannabis Research
    Survey data indicates that the use of cannabis is common in chronic pain populations and several recent clinical trials indicate that inhaled marijuana can significantly alleviate neuropathic pain.

Read more about other studies (from NORML)


Deaths from Marijuana vs 17 FDA Approved Drugs

Source: ProCon.org: Deaths from Marijuana vs 17 FDA Approved Drugs

DRUG CLASSIFICATIONSpecific
Drugs per
Category
Primary
Suspect of the Death
Secondary Suspect (Contributing to death)Total Deaths Reported
1/1/97 – 6/30/05
A. MARIJUANA
also known as: Cannabis sativa L

Marijuana
Cannabis
Cannabinoids

0279279
B. ANTI-EMETICS
(used to treat vomiting)
196429625
C. ANTI-SPASMODICS
(used to treat muscle spasms)
11859174
D. ANTI-PSYCHOTICS
(used to treat psychosis)
15937022295
E. OTHER POPULAR DRUGS
(used to treat various conditions including ADD, depression, narcolepsy, erectile dysfunction, and pain)
Ritalin
Wellbutrin
Adderall
Viagra
Vioxx*
81014928593

 

TOTALS of A-E
Primary Suspect
Secondary Suspect (Contributing to death)Total Deaths Reported
1/1/97 – 6/30/05
TOTAL DEATHS FROM MARIJUANA0279279
TOTAL DEATHS FROM 17 FDA-APPROVED DRUGS100008167911687

It is best to seek prescription drug treatment before falling victim to an addiction to FDA approved medications.