European Journal of Internal Medicine Devotes Special Issue to Medical Cannabis

European Journal of Internal Medicine Devotes Special Issue to Medical Cannabis
Researchers have been reporting increasing evidence of cannabis-based products' ability to alleviate pain and treatment other conditions. This has led to a special issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine in which scientists call for cannabis-based treatments to be added to modern medicine's arsenal. They contend that the treatments would be particularly helpful to people living with chronic pain or fibromyalgia. "We feel it is absolutely imperative to not only present the current state of affairs, but also propose the development of the scientific research program within the paradigm of evidence-based medicine," Professor Victor Novack, the guest editor of the special issue, said in a press release. Medical cannabis has been a controversial topic. While the plant has been used for centuries in pain relief, as a sleep aid and for other medical purposes, those urging caution say the risk of cannabinoids may outweigh the benefits . The problem is there is little evidence on its safety and effectiveness, both sides agree. A key reason is legal restrictions on its use until recently. These cubs have hampered research and led to many doctors having little understanding of its use. But signs of change are emerging. Since 2012, there has been an explosion in the number of studies on the topic. The special issue includes impo
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