A recent randomized trial showed that marijuana extract pills may help some patients with multiple sclerosis. Apparently, body pain, spasms, and other outcomes responded positively to the cannabis pills. However, there were associated side effects.
A Canadian study has called into question marijuana's effectiveness as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
The value of marijuana as a pain-management medication is still unclear as the government continues to discourage research into the effects of the drug, according to a pair of news items.
New study findings should please aging hippies: Cannabis, the plant that produces marijuana, actually may help prevent bone loss in older adults.