Well, at least not as much as advertised. Somebody actually had time to go through all research on medical marijuana published since the beginning of time and then compiled a list out of which he pulled all the necessary data that marijuana doesn’t work as there are no conclusive results that it does work. And this comes along about a month after the US globally declared that marijuana is highly efficient in fighting cancer cells. Again, that makes no sense.
Then, this research analysis emphasizes a study that was done on a sample of 6,000 people. The results are weird. For instance, the study claims that marijuana has a great effect on muscle spasms and chronic pain. But in terms for treating anxiety, sleep disorders or Tourette’s syndrome, the case is just not in favor of marijuana.
THC Content Incorrect
For some bizarre reason, the analysis also decided to highlight that marijuana edibles have false labels, claiming that THC content show is only correct in 15% of the products. Then there was some mumbo jumbo about marijuana laws, which we have gone through at last 50 times by now. So this “major” research analysis is really giving off a weird vibe, completely disregarding some of the truly major studies and life experiences of numerous people who have benefited from this drug, even though they were in hardcore stages of cancer.
With that in mind, it is important to emphasize that you need to take every bit of research with a grain of salt. Even this pompous research analysis which does very little to convince us in the truth of its claims. Because, when you think about it, it’s easy to come up with a research analysis that claims the majority of medical marijuana research doesn’t really add up. It is much harder to make a conduct a study that actually proves that.
This is not nuclear physics here. Get a significant sample of people willing to participate in a research. A hundred thousand people would be ideal. Preferably, this people need to be in various stages of illnesses that are affecting them. Then conduct the study with specific strains relevant to their illnesses. These strains need to have their THC and CBD extracted by the purest possible method currently out there and then applied to the patients in rapidly increased doses.
But we can’t do that. Because we have no idea which strains work well for specific illnesses. There are very few strains that are out there specifically for treatment of chronic conditions. For instance, it is a well-known fact that the Charlotte’s Web strain works great for combating epilepsy. Or that White Widow is good for fighting cancer. And because there is so little research on strains and their effects, we don’t have the basis to conduct proper research because there is nothing to build on. Instead of using this reverse engineering type learning, we really need to go back to strains and study their effects first.