Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Medical Use of Cannabis and Cannabinoids – An Update

Reviews research on the effects of cannabis use on various aspects of human functioning and examines the research on the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Cannabis and some of its derivatives have a long history of use as a medicine in many parts of the world. Promising research indicates that cannabis and cannabinoids are effective in relieving symptoms associated with certain severe and chronic conditions. Following a review of the evidence, this report discusses implications for policy and practice.

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