(Source) California researchers while presenting an update of their findings to the California Legislature on Wednesday said that marijuana can help in reducing specific pain-related medical conditions.
Five small studies and two more that are underway found that modest amount of marijuana smoking can help alleviate pain and muscle spasms that takes place due to multiple sclerosis. It also synchronized with earlier belief that physical discomfort is reduced by pot. This has been a prime argument of the medical marijuana movement.
California state that was funding study on marijuana no more has the money to fund for further research by the Center for Medical Cannabis Research at UC San Diego. The White House is not showing serious concern regarding marijuana’s medicinal properties and no one is talking about a national study to expand on the UC work.
Igor Grant, MD, executive vice-chairman of the department of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at the University of California, said, ”I think the evidence is getting better and better that marijuana, or the constituents of cannabis, are useful at least in the adjunctive treatment of neuropathy.”
Experts who after reviewing the report stated that facts were flawed and further research was needed as they worry about marijuana being used for medical use.