Medical Cannabinoids in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Legalization of medical marijuana in many states has led to a widening gap between the accessibility and the evidence for cannabinoids as a medical treatment. Evidence for benefit was strongest for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, with increasing evidence of benefit for epilepsy. At this time, there is insufficient evidence to support use for spasticity, neuropathic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Additional research is needed to evaluate the potential role of medical cannabinoids in children and adolescents

Infographic: how cannabis works

Researchers have unearthed receptors in the brain and body, that respond to THC, the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis Any medicine, touted for everything from autism to asthma, sounds like snake oil. But there is biological plausibility for these claims. Researchers have unearthed receptors in the brain and body, that respond to THC, the psychoactive ingredient…