Here’s What Experts Know About How Marijuana Affects Your Body

MensHealth by Christa Sgobba

A comprehensive 440-page report seeks to dispel fact from fiction

Now, a new report seeks to clarify the health effects of pot. Published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this comprehensive, rigorous report reviews the evidence of scientific research published on marijuana since 1999—and makes some important conclusions.

First, the researchers reviewed the evidence on marijuana’s therapeutic effects for health conditions. The takeaway? There’s conclusive evidence to show cannabis or cannabinoids is effective for treatment of chronic pain, helping chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and improving spasticity symptoms with multiple sclerosis.


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