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Currently, 33 U. As cannabis becomes more accessible, many people are turning to tetrahydrocannabinol THC and cannabidiol CBD products to treat health issues like rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease the aches and pains of arthritis.
Unfortunately, because cannabis remains illegal and classified as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law defined as being of no medical use , there has been a troubling lack of scientific and medical research on the effectiveness of cannabis treatments.
So many patients are flying completely blind while trying cannabis related treatments without any awareness by, or input from, their doctor.
As a result, many patients are left to rely on anecdotes or experimentation to determine whether cannabis products may be helpful to their conditions or symptoms. Cannabis in Gardena, California, in April As a result, most of the relevant research is being conducted by private companies, while academic and medical institutions lag behind.
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These private companies are not approved by institutional review boards and do not publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. Bridge the marijuana education gap Another consequence of these federal restrictions is that medical schools are not offering medical marijuana courses or encouraging their residents to explore the subject matter.
This has left many doctors in the difficult position of being unable to offer clinical, evidence-based advice to their patients about cannabis treatments.
States lead the way: Pot never should have been illegal in the first place The use of marijuana and CBD, whether prescribed by a doctor or obtained through other means, is clearly on the rise.
If medical professionals are going to properly advise their patients about all available treatments, including marijuana and CBD supplements, we must bridge the information gap.
Doctors and patients must demand changes to the federal restrictions on medical cannabis research to allow for more and higher quality clinical trials and evidence-based medical information.